Arizona History – September 19th

Saturday, September 19th

On this date in 1873, the Globe Ledge was recorded.

On this date in 1880, the Fort Mohave Indian Reservation was established by executive order.

On this date in 1923, the U.S. Biological Survey reported that 100 mountain lions had been killed in one year in a drive to wipe out predatory animals.

On this date, the town of Hayden suffered heavy damage from hail and wind. Ten houses were washed away.

On this date in 1925, Tucson was hit by a tornado and an inch of rain fell in 10 minutes. A total of 2.5 inches (6.35 centimeters) of rain fell in three days.

On this date in 1929, well-known Santa Cruz County rancher, Roy Sorrels, was killed by lightening as he rode an inspection tour around his ranch 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) northeast of Nogales on the Patagonia Road.

On this date in 1929, Tom A. Bullock, Arizona pioneer rancher and horseman, died at age 93. With his brother, Ed, Bullock had owned the Lexington Stables in Tucson and had raced a string of horses at mining camps throughout southern Arizona.

On this date in 1985, medical reporter Charles Thornton of The Arizona Republic was killed while on assignment with an Afghanistan freedom fighter group that was ambushed by Soviet-supported troops.

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