150 years ago today, on December 10, 1869, legislators in the newly founded Wyoming Territory approved a bill granting women the right to vote. Voting rights were one of many historic milestones for women in what would later become the "Equality State".
December 5, 1944, a Japanese balloon bomb landed just outside of Thermopolis, Wyoming. Around 6:15 p.m., four coal miners heard a whistling noise overhead, followed by an explosion that sent flames parachuting across the night sky.
141 years ago today, on July 29, 1878, Thomas Edison attempted to photograph a total solar eclipse in Rawlins. According to legend, Edison's trip to Wyoming later played an important role in the invention of the light bulb.