1919: 2nd Lt. Frank Luke Jr. of Phoenix is posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry in action beyond the call of duty. Luke is the namesake for Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix.

1927: The first passenger train of the Southern Pacific of Mexico Railroad leaves Nogales for Guadalajara.

1928: Mexican and American firefighters in Nogales join efforts to save the famous Nogales Brewery, but the building is completely destroyed by the fire.

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