Arizona History – June 30th

Wednesday, June 30th

On this date in 1910, Gov. Richard E. Sloan issued a proclamation calling for the election of officers in Greenlee County, which was recently formed out of Graham County.

On this date in 1910, it was announced that the 21,938-acre abandoned military reservation of Camp Bowie would be sold at an auction by the U.S. Government.

On this date in 1910, Col. E. W. Powell resigned as manager of the Calumet & Arizona Co. in Bisbee and John Greenway was named successor.

On this date in 1931, Andrew Ellicott Douglas of the University of Arizona was honored for his work in dendrochronology by the Research Corporation of New York. Charles Evans Hughes presented the award to Douglas.

On this date in 1956, a United DC-7 carrying 58 people and a TWA Super Constellation Airliner carrying 70 people collided and crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing all 128 people in what was at the time the worst airline disaster in history.

On this date in 2013, 19 firefighters are killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire.

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