1871: Arizona's first Indian school is established at Sacaton agency by missionary teacher Rev. Charles H. Cook.

1900: Five masked robbers hold up the Southern Pacific passenger train at Fairbanks. Jeff Milton, the express messenger, is wounded but manages to fight off the robbers and mortally wound "Three Finger" Jack.

1922: John Horton Slaughter, Cochise County rancher and sheriff and representative to the Territorial Legislature for Cochise County, dies.

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