Arizona History – October 28th

Wednesday, October 28th

On this date in 1896, the Phoenix City Council decided to levy a fine of $50 or a sentence of 50 days in jail for riding a bicycle faster than 8 mph on the city streets.

On this date in 1922, Gen. John J. Pershing arrived in Arizona and reviewed the 25th Infantry at Camp Stephen D. Little near Nogales, and the 10th Cavalry at Fort Huachuca.

On this date in 1933, Arizona officially switched from hanging to the gas chamber as the means of execution.

(Photo : General John J. Pershing)

 

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