Arizona History – January 18th

Monday, January 18th

On this date in 1854, the General Jessup river steamer was the first to reach the Black Canyon on the Colorado River.

On this date in 1862, Confederacy President Jefferson Davis signed the Enabling Act, making Arizona a Confederate territory.

On this date in 1927, the Tucson Daily Star announced that Senor Juan Evaristo Anchondo had developed a self-lighting cigarette which was ignited by briskly rubbing the tip over a striking surface on the package.

On this date in 1952, the Great Seal of the Navajo Tribe was adopted by the Tribal Council. The winning entry was submitted by John Claw, Jr.

(Photo : Jefferson Davis)

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