1877: The first Mormon settlers arrive on the San Pedro River to find what is now the town of St. David.

1927: The Colorado River changes course below Yuma and the United States gains 600 acres of Mexican land.

1934: A Thanksgiving Day record low of 23 degrees is recorded in Tucson.

1949: Actor Garry Shandling, who was raised in Tucson and attended the University of Arizona, is born in Chicago.

1956: Firefighters rescue seven in blaze at Cele Peterson's store; $500,000 in damage.

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