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5 Fun Facts About August 29 In Arizona History

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1. The Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, opened its doors on August 29, 1976. The museum houses a vast collection of aircraft and spacecraft, including the SR-71 Blackbird and a replica of the Wright Brothers' Flyer.

2. On August 29, 1934, actor and director John Farrow was born in Sydney, Australia. Farrow later moved to Hollywood and directed classic films such as "The Big Clock" and "Rio Grande."

3. The Arizona Diamondbacks played their first game at Bank One Ballpark (now Chase Field) on August 29, 1998. The D-backs won the game against the Colorado Rockies 9-2.

4. On August 29, 1914, the first issue of The Arizona Sentinel was published in Yuma, Arizona. The newspaper is still in publication today and covers local news, sports, and events in Yuma County.

5. The Navajo Code Talkers Museum opened in Tuba City, Arizona, on August 29, 2018. The museum honors the Navajo Code Talkers, who used their native language to develop an unbreakable code during World War II.
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