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5 Fun Facts About February 27 In Arizona History

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Below are 5 historical facts about February 27th in the state of Arizona:

1. In 1847, the first recorded murder in Phoenix occurred on February 27th. A man named James A. Gibson was killed by George Merchant in a dispute over a woman.

2. On February 27, 1893, the Arizona Territorial Legislature passed the "Jim Crow" law, which approved segregation of schools, hotels, theaters, and other public accommodations based on race.

3. The Arizona Diamondbacks played their first ever Spring Training game on February 27, 1998, at the Tucson Electric Park against the Chicago Cubs.

4. On February 27, 1860, a stagecoach line began operating between San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, California, with Arizona being one of the stops along the way.

5. In 1943, a B-24 bomber crash-landed in downtown Tucson on February 27th, causing significant damage and resulting in the deaths of 10 people. The crash site is now a historical landmark.
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