Feb. 8: Today in Arizona history

2013-02-08T07:00:00Z Feb. 8: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 08, 2013 7:00 am  • 

1881: Gila County is created from parts of Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

1913: The University of Arizona unconditionally bans ragtime dancing and says social functions must end by 11:30 p.m.

1932: After the bodies of two women were found in a trunk, Winnie Ruth Judd is found guilty of murder by a jury of 12 men at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. She is sentenced to death. but is instead declared insane and sent to the Arizona State Hospital, from which she escapes several times, once for seven years.

1935: Albert Steinfeld, a pioneer Tucson merchant, dies.

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