Feb. 3: Today in Arizona history

2013-02-03T07:00:00Z 2013-02-04T11:46:30Z Feb. 3: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 03, 2013 7:00 am  • 

1869: The first Anglo birth is recorded in Tucson. Harry Arizona Drachman was born at his family's home on West Alameda Street, just across the street from present-day City Hall. Harry lived in Tucson until his death in 1951. (from "The book of Tucson firsts" by Larry Cox)

1876: An expedition of 50 men and their families leave Salt Lake City and found the first four Mormon settlements along the Little Colorado River.

1913: The Arizona Daily Star announces the entire 5th U.S. Cavalry has been moved to Fort Huachuca. With the arrival of the 5th, the 9th Cavalry which had been stationed there, was assigned to patrol duty with detachments stationed at Nogales, Warren, Naco, Douglas and the Slaughter Ranch.

1923: Tucson business and professional women bombard the Legislature with objections to the proposed minimum-wage law for women. The women want equal wages with men.

1956: A coroner’s jury in Pima County Justice Court listens to the survivor of a gun duel in the Rincon Drug Store on East Sixth Street. The store owner tells how he outdrew and killed a man holding him and two others at gunpoint. The killing is declared justifiable homicide.

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