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5 Fun Facts About July 22 In Arizona History

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1) On July 22, 1969, the Arizona Cardinals (then known as the St. Louis Cardinals) held their first training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. The team continued to hold their camp in Flagstaff for over 20 years before relocating in 1988.

2) On July 22, 1882, the town of Jerome, Arizona was founded. The town was known for its rich copper deposits and became one of the largest copper mining towns in the state. Today, Jerome is a popular tourist destination known for its art galleries, wineries, and historic architecture.

3) July 22, 2001 marked the opening of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum features rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and is located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. It has become a cultural hub for the city and attracts visitors from around the world.

4) On July 22, 2017, Arizona Senator John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer. McCain was a well-known politician who served in the Senate for over 30 years and was the Republican nominee for President in 2008. He passed away on August 25, 2018.

5) July 22, 1980 was the hottest day ever recorded in Phoenix, Arizona with a temperature of 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The extreme heat caused power outages, damaged crops, and led to numerous cases of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses. The day became known as "Black Sunday" and continues to be remembered as a historic heatwave in Arizona's history.
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