March 15: Today in Arizona history

2013-03-15T07:00:00Z 2013-04-17T20:48:58Z March 15: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1711: Father Francisco Eusebio Kino dies in Sonora, Mexico.

1881: The Tombstone stage, carrying $80,000 in bullion, is robbed. Stage driver Bud Philpot is killed during the bungled robbery.

1899: Santa Cruz County, the state's smallest county, is established after being formed out of Cochise and Pima counties.

1936: The monument to Father Kino is unveiled in Tucson.

1960: Kitt Peak National Observatory, located west of Tucson, is dedicated.

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