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posted Jul 8, 2014, 5:08 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 7:41 AM by Travis Pollok ]

1889 On July 8, 1889, an election of delegates to Wyoming's Constitutional Convention was held. Forty-nine men gathered in Cheyenne during September, 1889 to write the constitution. The voters approved the document November 5, 1889, by a vote of 6,272 to 1,923.

1890 On July 8, 1890, an earthquake occurred in Yellowstone National Park. According to newspaper accounts, it caused an eruption of New Crater Geyser. New Crater Geyser is now known as Steamboat Geyser.

1971 On July 8, 1971, Wyoming ratified the 26th Amendment, giving United States citizens who were 18 years of age or older the right to vote.