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5 Fun Facts About May 17 In Arizona History

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Here are 5 interesting facts about May 17 in Arizona history:

1. In 1917, Arizona became the 13th state in the United States to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The amendment was ultimately ratified by 36 states and became law in 1920.

2. In 1975, the Arizona State Legislature passed a resolution designating the Saguaro cactus blossom as the official state flower. The Saguaro cactus can grow up to 70 feet tall and live for over 200 years.

3. In 1989, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, earning a spot in the NBA Finals for the first time in the team's history. The Suns ultimately lost to the Detroit Pistons in the Finals.

4. In 1990, the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail was officially opened in Phoenix. The trail, which leads to the top of Piestewa Peak (formerly known as Squaw Peak), is 1.2 miles long and features an elevation gain of over 1,100 feet.

5. In 2013, the Arizona Diamondbacks set a record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game by a single team, with 18 strikeouts in a game against the Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks won the game 5-4.
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