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5 Fun Facts About September 6 In Arizona History

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1. On September 6, 1910, the first official federal reclamation dam, the Roosevelt Dam, was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt. The dam, located in the Tonto National Forest east of Phoenix, was built to provide water for irrigation and power to the surrounding area.

2. In 1960, actor Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. Depp would later attend high school in Miramar, Florida before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. He has owned property in Arizona, including a 41-acre estate in Cave Creek that he purchased in 2007.

3. On September 6, 1969, Arizona State University defeated the Oklahoma Sooners in a football game that is now known as the "Game of the Century." The Sun Devils, led by quarterback Danny White, won the game 49-45 in front of a crowd of 55,000 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.

4. The Navajo Nation celebrates Navajo Code Talkers Day on September 6 each year. The code talkers were a group of Navajo soldiers who used their native language to transmit coded messages during World War II. The code was never broken by the enemy and is credited with helping to shorten the war in the Pacific.

5. On September 6, 2013, a series of flash floods hit the Phoenix metropolitan area, causing widespread damage and several deaths. The floods were caused by heavy rain that fell over a short period of time, overwhelming the city's drainage systems. The floods prompted an emergency declaration by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and led to changes in the way the city responds to extreme weather events.
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