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5 Fun Facts About September 20 In Arizona History

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Here are 5 interesting facts about September 20 in Arizona history:

1. In 1875, Mormon settlers established a colony in the northeastern part of Arizona, naming it "Snowflake" after the two leaders of the group, Erastus Snow and William Flake. Today, it is a quaint town with a unique history.

2. September 20, 1937 marked the launch of a new educational television channel in Arizona. KUAT-TV became the first public television station in the state and is now affiliated with PBS.

3. On September 20, 1956, a group of Arizona cowboys made history by representing the United States in the World Rodeo Championships held in London, England. They successfully defended their title from the previous year.

4. In 2002, the U.S. Air Force agreed to lease 3,800 acres of the Barry M. Goldwater Range to NASA for the purpose of conducting low-altitude supersonic flight tests. These tests were conducted to develop technology for future spaceplane and spacecraft.

5. On September 20, 2008, Arizona State University football player Omar Bolden returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in a game against the University of Georgia, making him the first ASU player to achieve this feat. He also set a school record for kickoff return yardage in a single game.
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