1700: Father Eusebio Francisco Kino writes in his diary that work had begun on the foundations of the first church at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

1876: The cornerstone of the Territorial Prison is laid at Yuma. The first prisoners are received there in June of that year.

1882: The Arizona Daily Citizen reports that the bathhouse of the Cosmopolitan Hotel has been moved from near the Park Brewery to the Cosmopolitan Hotel Plaza, making it more convenient for hotel guests.

1931: Seventy cars leave Yuma in a motorcade to Phoenix to celebrate the opening of the hard surface road between Phoenix and San Diego.

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