1854: The General Jessup river steamer is the first to reach the Black Canyon on the Colorado River.
1862: Confederacy President Jefferson Davis signs the Enabling Act, making Arizona a Confederate Territory.
1927: The Tucson Daily Star announces that Señor Juan Evaristo Anchondo has developed a self-lighting cigarette which is ignited by briskly rubbing the tip over a striking surface on the package.
1932: Thirty Tucson tots apply for 12 University of Arizona preschool spots.
1952: The Great Seal of the Navajo Tribe is adopted by the Tribal Council. The winning entry was submitted by John Claw, Jr.
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