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5 Fun Facts About November 14 In Arizona History

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1. The day Arizona became a state: November 14, 1912, marks the day that Arizona officially became the 48th state in the United States.

2. The deadliest train crash in Arizona history: On November 14, 1943, a train carrying military personnel derailed near Salome, Arizona, resulting in 78 deaths and over 100 injuries.

3. A famous author's home in Sedona: On November 14, 1945, author Zane Grey purchased a home in Sedona, Arizona. Grey, known for his Western novels, spent many years in the house and it is now a popular tourist attraction.

4. A famous basketball player's debut: On November 14, 1984, Phoenix Suns rookie Michael Jordan made his NBA debut against the Suns. Jordan scored 16 points in his first game, but the Suns won 111-105.

5. A record-breaking football game: On November 14, 1998, Arizona State University played the University of California in a historic football game. The game lasted over four hours, included 1,163 yards of total offense, and ended with a final score of 56-55 in favor of Arizona State. The game set several records, including the most points scored in a Pac-10 conference game.
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