Arizona History – August 31st

Monday, August 31st

On this date in 1886, Jacob Himblin, Mormon missionary, scout and explorer who was in charge of colonization along the Little Colorado River and served as guide to Maj. John Wesley Powell over the Lee’s Ferry route, died.

On this date in 1896, Territorial Gov. Benjamin J. Franklin received cuts, bruises and loosened teeth when the train on which he was riding was damaged as a result of a broken coupling.

On this date in 1902, Thomas Rynning was sworn in in Bisbee as Captain of the Arizona Rangers.

On this date in 1936, an enraged burro attacked and critically injured a woman near Ash Fork. The burro knocked the woman down, pawed and bit her.

(Photo: Jacob Himblin)

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