Feb. 22: Today in Arizona history

2013-02-22T07:00:00Z Feb. 22: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 22, 2013 7:00 am  • 

1825: John Baptiste Salpointe, the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Arizona, is born.

1898: University of Arizona baseball players challenge a team of Tucson businessmen in one of the city's first baseball games. The businessmen beat the college boys, 25-23. (from "The book of Tucson firsts" by Larry Cox)

1943: The first Tucson chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous — which consisted of two members — meets. (according to "The book of Tucson firsts" by Larry Cox)

1984: "Tucson Weekly" premieres. The 12-page publication, started by Doug Biggers and Mark Goehring, brings in approximately $600 of advertising revenue.

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