Sonoran Science Academy students met Sen. John McCain and Megan
Gately, Arizona's National History Day coordinator, center, while
competing in the National History Day competition this month. They
are, from left, Kaili Martinez, Zakaria Lamri and Stephania
Vasilieva. Not pictured is Abrielle Agron.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—All Americans can now be part of the nation’s lasting tribute to the American Soldier.
BG Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. (USA-Ret.); actor Joe Mantegna; and MG John P. Herrling (USA-Ret.) display a replica of a commemorative brick personalized for Mantegnas uncle, a World War II Army veteran. (NAPS)
Friday, November 30, 2012 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—To the dismay of American History teachers everywhere, Americans remain largely ignorant when it comes to this country’s historical underpinnings.
The right gear can help make an outdoor enthusiast out of practically anyone. (NAPS)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:00 am
“Who Shot Rock & Roll” is the first major museum exhibition
on rock and roll to put photographers in the foreground,
acknowledging their creative and collaborative role in the history
of rock music.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:00 am
Linda Mayro, director of Pima County’s Cultural Resources &
Historic Preservation Office, will lead the first of two
presentations about the successes of Pima County’s voter-approved
historic preservation and open space bond programs at the 9th
Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Tucson.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 12:00 am
In its much-spun, much-anticipated ruling on
economic development agreements, the Arizona Supreme Court has
clarified state law regarding gifts by government to the private
sector, has enforced the power of local governments to make
spending decisions, and has looked forward, rather than
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 12:00 am
In October I visited Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico for
the first time.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, April 1, 1861, the Overland Mail Company
discontinued its route through Arizona because the Civil War in the
east forced troop withdrawals and the closing of forts in Arizona,
leaving no protection for the letter carriers against Apache
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, March 25, 1901, prospectors
discovered gold four miles from Wickenburg, sparking a rush of
placer miners to the Hassayampa River.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 12:00 am
On Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1896, a dentist’s ad in
the Arizona Gazette offered silver fillings for $1.50 and
extractions for 50 cents, with a Saturday special of 25 cents.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:00 am
On Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1821, J. Ross Browne,
the artist and author who wrote about his extensive travels in
Arizona, was born in Dublin, Ireland.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:00 am
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1903, the Salt River
Valley Water Users Association was organized.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:00 am
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1874, the town site of
Safford was located by C.M. Ritter.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1858, the first Butterfield Overland Mail
coach entered Arizona by way of Stein’s Pass.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1916, Glendale and Phoenix were flooded
when the Arizona, Grand and Maricopa canals were breached by flood
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1927, the contract was awarded to
Sumner-Sollitt Co. of Chicago for the construction of the U.S.
Veterans Hospital in Tucson.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1891, Dr. J.C. Handy, physician and
former chancellor of the University of Arizona, was shot and
fatally wounded by attorney Francis J. Heney during a quarrel at
the corner of Pennington and Church streets in Tucson.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1915, four passengers were killed and 16
were injured when the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix train crashed
through the Date Creek bridge.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1816, William Oury, who arrived in
Arizona in 1857 as the first agent for the Butterfield Overland
Stage Line, was born.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1877, Ed Schieffelin recorded his claim
to the “Tombstone Mine” in the Territorial courthouse in
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1928, The Kinney House in Globe, one of
the oldest of the early Arizona hostelries and the residence of
Governor George W.P. Hunt, suffered $1,500 damage by fire of an
unknown origin. The historical landmark was constructed in the
early 1880s and housed many notable people.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:00 pm
On this Wednesday, July 30, in 1872, a corporation was formed in
San Francisco to develop diamond fields in northern Arizona. The
undertaking was eventually proven to be a swindle which became
known as the “Great Diamond Hoax.”
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:00 pm
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1873, Vincente Hernandez, keeper of a
general store and jewelry shop in Tucson, and his wife were beaten
to death and robbed. Two days later a citizens committee hanged the
murderers from the gallows in the plaza.