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5 Fun Facts About June 2 In Arizona History

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1. Arizona became a state on June 2, 1910. The land had previously been a part of New Mexico, but voters in the territory decided to separate and form the 48th state in the USA.

2. In 1924, the Pima County Courthouse in Tucson was dedicated on June 2. The building, designed by local architects Roy Place and David Holmes, has been a landmark in the city for almost a century.

3. The first Air Force Reserve unit in Arizona was founded on June 2, 1948. The 303rd Troop Carrier Wing was formed at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, and eventually moved to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

4. On June 2, 1990, the Phoenix Suns basketball team played the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. It was the first time the Suns had made it to the championship series, but they ultimately lost to the Celtics in six games.

5. In 2016, Arizona Senator John McCain won his party's nomination for re-election on June 2. McCain, who had been in the Senate since 1987 and ran for president in 2000 and 2008, went on to win the general election that November.
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