Arizona History – November 16th

Monday, November 16th

On this date in 1893, the order of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar was organized in Phoenix.

On this date in 1894, Frank Cullen Brophy, banker, rancher and corporation executive, was born in Bisbee.

On this date in 1923, instruction on the theory of evolution at the University of Arizona created controversy in Tucson.

On this date in 1929, nine cases of spinal meningitis were reported in Arizona during the week ending Nov. 16. Five cases were in Miami and two each in Tucson and Casa Grande.

(Photo : Charles Darwin)

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