Arizona History – March 20th

Saturday, March 20th

On this date in 1875, an ad in the Tucson Citizen announced an appearance by Professor Yacabo, who reportedly died in Sonora, Mexico and was resurrected four days later.

On this date in 1880, the first Southern Pacific train arrived in Tucson

On this date in 1882, the first gas lights were lit in Tucson. Crowds gathered in the street to look at the words “Gas Company” illuminated in jets of gas over the company’s office.

On this date in 1904, a hypnotist who spent the week giving performances in Phoenix was arrested on charges of conducting an immoral exhibit. Specifically, he was accused of having placed a young lady in a trance then allowing her to be displayed in a department store window.

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