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5 Fun Facts About July 2 In Arizona History

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1. Arizona Organizes its First Volunteer Militia – On July 2, 1861, Arizona organized its first volunteer militia, the Arizona Rangers, in effort to fight off Apache Indians and Confederates during the Civil War.

2. Arizona Admitted as a State – July 2, 1912, was an important day in Arizona's history, as it became the 48th state to be admitted to the United States of America.

3. Hottest Day on Record – On July 2, 1990, Lake Havasu City recorded the hottest day on record in Arizona, reaching a sweltering 128 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. Glendale Declares Independence – In 1995, on July 2, the City of Glendale declared independence from the State of Arizona in protest over budget cuts and a loss of local control.

5. First Native American Mayor – In 2018, on July 2, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe made history as the first Native American tribe to elect a woman, Regina Romero, as its mayor in Tucson, Arizona.
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