Arizona History – September 26th

Saturday, September 26th

On this date in 1864, the First Territorial Legislature convened in Prescott, adopted a code of laws, created the four original counties of Pima, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma and established a university and a Board of Regents.

On this date in 1876, Taza, the son of Apache chief Cochise, died in Washington D.C. of pneumonia while he was visiting the Capitol with a group of Apaches. He was buried in the congressional cemetery with the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and other noted dignitaries in attendance.

On this date in 1878, a big reception was held at Prescott for Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.

On this date in 1880, the first Congregational Church in Arizona Territory was established in Phoenix with 13 members.

On this date in 1929, a Tucson resident who had demanded, unsuccessfully, that his next-door neighbor maintain absolute silence between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day erected a wall 14-feet high and 8-inches thick, extending the full length of the property line from the sidewalk to the alley.

On this date in 1986, William Rehnquist of Phoenix is appointed Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.

(Photo : Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist)

 

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