1885: Geronimo and 20 of his warriors who had surrendered to Gen. George Crook return to the warpath after escaping from U.S. troops.

1902: Reports begin circulating of a rich gold strike in the Guijas district, not far from Arivaca.

1983: The University of Arizona formally announces the hiring of Lute Olson as head coach of the men's basketball team. In 25 years at the UA, Olson would become a seven-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, and would lead a team to the 1997 NCAA Championship — after defeating three No. 1 seeds in that tournament.

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