Arizona History – August 26th

Wednesday, August 26th

On this date in 1921, the postmaster at Ruby, Arizona, and his wife were murdered by bandits.

On this date in 1936, a Parker high school, completed five days previously, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

On this date in 1852, William Cornell Greene, owner of Greene Cattle Co. and of Greene Cananea Copper Co., was born.

On this date in 1893, a Phoenix court reporter invented and applied for the patent on a center space bar which would be operated by the thumb for typewriters.

On this date in 1928, cyclonic rains lasting nine minutes did $250,000 damage in Phoenix.

(Photo: William Cornell Greene – Wikipedia)

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