Arizona History – August 3rd

Monday, August 3rd

On this date in 1918, the Casa Grande Ruins became a national monument.

On this date in 1929, a cyclone followed by an electrical storm and heavy rain did $50,000 damage in the Yuma area.

On this date in 2006, serial shooter suspects Dale Hausner and Samuel John Dieteman are arrested in Mesa. Police say the men would drive through the Phoenix area and select random targets in a shooting spree that left five people dead and 16 wounded since May 2005.

(Photo : Casa Grande Ruins National Monument)

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