Arizona History – November 18th

Wednesday, November 18th

On this date in 1873, the military telegraph was completed between San Diego and Prescott.

On this date in 1900, the two Haldeman brothers were legally hanged in Tombstone for killing two police officers.

On this date in 1914, a feature story in the Tucson Citizen told how ostrich farms in Phoenix and Yuma were facing ruin as plumes on women’s hats went out of style.

On this date in 1930, The Arizona Republic announced the purchase of The Phoenix Gazette.

On this date in 1931, the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona recorded a spectacular display of 278 meteors from midnight to 5 a.m.

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