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5 Fun Facts About November 28 In Arizona History

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1. In 1863, "Arizona Territory" officially became a recognized territory of the United States. This was due to the issuance of Executive Order No. 79 by President Abraham Lincoln.

2. On November 28, 1929, the first air mail delivery took place between Phoenix and Tucson. This marked a major milestone in the development of air travel in Arizona.

3. In 1967, the Phoenix Suns played their first NBA game in Memorial Coliseum. They defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 116-106 on November 28, marking a historic moment for the franchise.

4. On November 28, 1989, the National Park Service officially designated the Grand Canyon as a World Heritage Site. This recognition helped cement the Grand Canyon's reputation as one of the most beautiful and unique natural wonders in the world.

5. In 2014, the Phoenix Coyotes became the Arizona Coyotes, officially changing their name to reflect their status as a statewide team. This change was announced on November 28, marking an exciting new chapter in the team's history.
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