Arizona History – January 28th

Thursday, January 28th

On this date in 1874, the town site of Safford was located by C.M. Ritter.

On this date in 1887, the first train robbery in Arizona history took place when two masked men took $20,000 from the Southern Pacific passenger train 17 miles east of Tucson.

On this date in 1889, a bill which moved the territorial capitol from Prescott to Phoenix was signed.

On this date in 1996, the Super Bowl was played for the first time in Arizona at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.

(Photo : Vintage Downtown Prescott)

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