Arizona History – August 1st

Saturday, Aug. 1st

On this date in 1861, Lt. Col. John R. Baylor proclaimed the Confederate Territory of Arizona, with the Territorial capitol at Mesilla, and himself as military governor. The new Confederate Territory extended from Texas to California and lay generally south of the Gila River.

On this date in 2006, the Arizona Cardinals’ new home, University of Phoenix Stadium, opens in Glendale. (Now the State Farm Stadium)

Photo: State Farm Stadium)

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