April 19: Today in Arizona history

2013-04-19T07:00:00Z April 19: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1859: Fort Mojave is established.

1884: Henry Chee Dodge is appointed Chief of the Navajo Tribe by Agent Riordan.

1986: Wildcat Field, home to the University of Arizona baseball team, is renamed Frank Sancet Field in honor of the Wildcats' longtime head coach, who posted a 831-283-8 (.744) record during his 23 years with the team. He led Arizona to 16 post-season appearances, including nine College World Series trips. In January 2004, the facility was renamed Jerry  Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium.

1989: Tucson experiences its earliest 100-degree day on record.

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