April 5: Today in Arizona history

2013-04-05T07:00:00Z April 5: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1898: The mining camp of Congress is destroyed by fire, resulting in two deaths and $50,000 worth of property damage.

1910: The Territorial Board of Control accepts bids and orders construction of the Pioneers' Home in Prescott.

1919: A Victory Fair opens in Tucson to celebrate the end of World War I. A squadron of military airplanes flies in from San Diego to present an aerial exhibition, and troops of the 10th Cavalry from Fort Huachuca march in the parade.

Also in 1919: The Chicago Cubs defeat the Bisbee Miners, 9-8, in an exhibition game at Bisbee's Warren Ballpark. The Cubs are the earliest big league team known to have played an exhibition game there.

Want to share an important event from Tucson's history? Email it to krumore@azstarnet.com.

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