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5 Fun Facts About June 5 In Wyoming History

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1. In 1867, the United States Congress authorized the creation of the Wyoming Territory. This move recognized Wyoming as an independent region within the United States.

2. In 1873, the extradition of a man named Jack McCall was ordered in Wyoming. McCall had murdered the notorious Wild West gunslinger "Wild Bill" Hickok in Deadwood, South Dakota.

3. In 1900, the town of Sundance, Wyoming was incorporated. Sundance is perhaps best known as the place where famous outlaw Harry Longabaugh (a.k.a. the "Sundance Kid") got his nickname.

4. In 1954, an F4 tornado struck the town of Douglas, Wyoming. The tornado caused significant damage to the town and resulted in multiple fatalities.

5. In 1970, the United States Air Force established the Warren Air Force Base near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The base is home to multiple intercontinental ballistic missile systems and plays an important role in America's nuclear defense strategy.
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