Arizona History – February 8th

Monday, February 8th

On this date in 1881, Gila County was created from parts of Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

On this date in 1913, the University of Arizona unconditionally prohibited ragtime dancing and said all social functions must end by 11:30 p.m.

On this date in 1932, Winnie Ruth Judd was found guilty of murder by a jury of twelve men at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.

On this date in 1935, Albert Steinfeld, a pioneer Tucson merchant, died.

On this date in 1988, Gov. Evan Mecham is removed from office through impeachment after the state Senate convicted him of obstructing justice and misusing $80,000 in state funds allegedly funneled to his Pontiac dealership to keep it afloat.

(Photo : Evan Mecham)

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