- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sunday, Nov. 5

On this date in 1912, Arizona held a general election and returned the recall of the judiciary to the State Constitution.

On this date in 1915, aviatrix Katherine Stinson dropped Arizona’s first official air mail letters near the Tucson Post Office.

On this date in 1922, 119,000 acres of Arizona land was ordered open for settlement by veterans.

On this date in 1924, the Catholic Church of Santa Cruz in Tucson was seriously damaged by the explosion of a bomb.

On this date in 1932, outlaws robbed the bank in Clemenceau in the Verde Valley and got away with $7,000.

On this date in 1935, the proposal to divide Cochise County failed when petitions for a special election fell 300 short of sufficient signatures.

Monday, Nov. 6

On this date in 1906, Arizona voted overwhelmingly against joint statehood with New Mexico. The measure was defeated by a vote of 16,265 to 3,141.

On this date in 1914, the Nogales Daily Herald was established.

On this date in 1915, a fire of unknown origin destroyed the Arizona Copper Company’s new concentrator system at Clifton.

On this date in 1936, the forerunner of the Rodeo Cowboys Association, the Cowboys Turtle Association, was formed by 61 cowboys. Everett Bowlan, then of Hillside, Arizona, was named the first President.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

On this date in 1864, the House bill incorporating the Arizona Historical Society was approved by Gov. John C. Goodwin.

On this date in 1879, Ed Echols, former cowboy, rancher and rodeo performer, who served for many years as Pima County Sheriff, was born.

On this date in 1908, The Arizona Republic staged the first overland auto race in the state. Four cars left Los Angeles at midnight and reached Phoenix in 41 1/2 hours.

On this date in 1916, Thomas E. Campbell defeated incumbent George W.P. Hunt in the race for Arizona governor by only 30 votes, setting off a five-month legal battle.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

On this date in 1864, the Territorial Legislature adopted the Howell Code as the legal system for the Territory and created the four original counties of Pima, Mojave, Yuma and Yavapai.

On this date in 1887, Gen. Nelson A. Miles visited Tucson to receive a hero’s welcome and a ceremonial sword worth $1,000 for having ended the Geronimo war.

On this date in 1906, a student prank at the University of Arizona ended in the explosion of a field gun and panic in the women’s dormitory.

On this date in 1918, the Phoenix Chapter of the Red Cross issued a desperate appeal for nurses and workers as the number of influenza cases soared and deaths mounted.

On this date in 1929, automatic voting machines were used in a Tucson election for the first time.

On this date in 2011, Russell Pearce, the Republican state senator who championed Arizona’s illegal immigration law, is ousted in a recall election.

On this date in 2011, Bil Keane, creator of the “Family Circus” comic strip, dies at age 89 at his home in Paradise Valley.

Thursday, Nov. 9

On this date in 1871, the White Mountain and Fort Apache Indian Reservations were established.

On this date in 1921, a fire caused $150,000 of extensive damage in the Nogales business district.

Friday, Nov. 10

On this date in 1871, the first Homestead Entry filing in Arizona was made by Nathan Bowers.

On this date in 1905, public schools in Tucson were reported to be so crowded that two pupils were assigned to each seat.

On this date in 1923, 100 samples of bootleg liquor were seized by federal men in Arizona. Government laboratory tests on the samples showed that all were poisonous.

On this date in 1993, Gov. Fife Symington, Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson, former major-league catcher Joe Garagiola and several prominent businessmen gathered outside the America West Arena as Phoenix Suns president Jerry Colangelo outlined his plan to get a Major League Baseball franchise for Phoenix.

Saturday, Nov. 11

On this date in 1851, Yuma Indians attacked Camp Independence at Yuma Crossing and sank Jaeger’s ferry. The half-starved garrison at the camp held out until December before withdrawing.

On this date in 1873, the telegraph line between Yuma and Prescott was completed.

On this date in 1897, four miners had a gun battle over mining claims near Prescott. Two were killed and two were wounded.

On this date in 1897, Anton Grossetta opened the Tucson Opera House.

On this date in 1898, the first motion picture was shown in Tucson. It was the 14-round Fitzsimmons-Corbett fight and was shown at the Tucson Opera House.

On this date in 1909, men in Arizona and New Mexico stole so many horses from the Navajo Reservation that the agency superintendent designed a new tribal brand.

On this date in 1919, special agents from the Department of Justice opened a drive on Globe’s moonshining industry. They issued 115 warrants and seized 10,000 gallons of moonshine.

On this date in 1926, an attempt by train robbers to cause a head-on collision between the Golden State Limited and the Sunset Express on the Southern Pacific line near Gila Bend was foiled by an alert engineer.

On this date in 1930, the Arizona Republican newspaper changed its name to the Arizona Republic.

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