1847: The Mormon Battalion crosses the Colorado River into California after opening the first wagon route across southern Arizona from Santa Fe to San Diego.
1908: Tucson City Council ordered all saloons to close at midnight, ending the era of all-night saloons.
1912: Tax assessors of Arizona, meeting at Douglas, spend most of the day in a stormy session debating the taxable worth of burros. After considerable argument, a tax of $5 per head is agreed upon.
1932: The decapitated skeleton of Adolph Ruth is found. Six months earlier, he had gone into the Superstition Mountain Range in search of the fabled Lost Dutchman Mine.
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