April 8: Today in Arizona history

2013-04-08T07:00:00Z 2013-04-08T13:23:41Z April 8: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1893: The governor of Arizona Territory commutes the sentences of two editors of Arizona newspapers, convicted of criminal libel, from five days at the Yuma state penitentiary to five days in the Pima County Jail.

1910: Farmers and stockmen of the Prescott area complain of packs of wild dogs killing livestock. The dogs are said to be descendants of domestic dogs which had run away to live in the mountains around Prescott with the wolves, and are very large and vicious.

1914: Four troopers of the U.S. 9th Cavalry are wounded on American soil by wild bullets as Sonora state troops and Mexican Federals fight for possession of Naco.

1920: The Arizona Livestock Commission warns stockmen face a possible loss of more than a million dollars unless the disease of blackleg can be brought under control promptly.

1971: The Arizona Daily Star is purchased by the Pulitzer Publishing Co.

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