1869Women earn the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory, a first in the U.S. Some in Wyoming voted for women’s suffrage to bolster the conservative voting bloc, while others hoped it would bring more women to the sparsely populated region.1971The Senate confirms William H Rehnquist as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. He served on the Court for 33 years, 19 of them as chief justice.