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5 Fun Facts About March 26 In Arizona History

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1. On March 26, 1881, the infamous outlaw Jesse James was rumored to have robbed a train near Whetstone, Arizona. Although the exact details of the robbery are debatable and there is no conclusive evidence linking James to the crime, it remains a popular legend in Arizona history.

2. In 1913, the Arizona State Legislature passed the Women's Suffrage Amendment, granting women the right to vote. This made Arizona the 10th state in the country to grant women suffrage and played a significant role in the eventual ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

3. On March 26, 1953, legendary rock 'n' roll guitarist and songwriter Randy Rhoads was born in Santa Monica, California. Rhoads would later become known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne before his tragic death in a plane crash in 1982 at the age of 25.

4. In 2000, the Arizona Diamondbacks played their first-ever spring training game at the newly constructed Tucson Electric Park. The stadium, which was built at a cost of $38 million, served as the Diamondbacks' spring training home until they moved to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale in 2011.

5. Finally, on March 26, 2019, Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law legalizing the growing and production of hemp in Arizona. The move was aimed at bolstering the state's agricultural industry and creating new economic opportunities for farmers and businesses.
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