1872 The Diamond Hoax of 1872 exposed by geologist Clarence King, who issued his opinion that a diamond prospect that had been securing prominent national interest had been salted.
Many wealthy and prominent Americans had been fooled by the scheme and had invested funds to purchase what was thought to be a significant diamond strike. The 1872 date of this event shows the significance that geology had in the state's history from the very onset of the state's history.
1890 The McKinney Strip contest settled in favor of Buffalo. This was a land contest of some sort, but I can't remember the details. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1912 Governor Carey declared the day to a day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise to Our Lord.
1914 New Your Stock Exchange reopens for the first time since July, when the crises leading up to World War One caused its closer.
1916: The Cheyenne State Leader for November 28, 1916: Villa captures Chihuahua and moves north.
Villa was appearing quite resurgent, grim news for those hoping for a resolution to the border situation.
And a sugar plant was going in at Worland. . . where one still exists. Elsewhere, the State Engineer was arguing for aid to settlers in an early economic development effort.
And the state's water contest against Colorado was making daily news.
1916 William F. Cody granted a patent for a design for a bit.
1917 Cornerstone laid for the Platte County Library.
1924 An earthquake occurred near Lander.
1927 William R. Coe made a substantial donation to the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
1942 Coffee rationing goes into effect in the United States.
1954 Edward D. Crippa completed his term as appointed Senator from Wyoming, filling out the balance of Lester C. Hunt's term until an elected replacement could be seated.
1960 Hugo Gerhard Janssen, early Wyoming photographer, died in Lovell Wyoming.
1989 The Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News wins the contract to build the SSN 773, USS Cheyenne.