Oct. 2: Today in Arizona history

2012-10-02T07:00:00Z Oct. 2: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 02, 2012 7:00 am  • 

1858: Butterfield Overland Mail comes to Tucson.

1935: The Tucson Citizen, in conjunction with KGAR, broadcasts the first game of the World Series. The Chicago Cubs win the opener against Detroit, 3-0.

1936: World premiere for "Gay Desperado" — starring Nino Martini and Ida Lupino — held in Tucson.

1946: Barfield Sanatorium, formerly at 2100 E. Speedway, sold for $200,000 to Albert Oshrin.

1971: University Hospital, now known as University Medical Center, is dedicated.

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