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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:02 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1915, four passengers were killed and 16 were injured when the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix train crashed through the Date Creek bridge.

On this date in 1925, Picacho Dam broke and thousands of acres in the vicinity of Picacho and Randolph were flooded.

On this date in 1929, the airship Graf Zeppelin sailed over Tucson on its world girdling journey. Citizens watched from their rooftops as the bells of St. Augustine Cathedral were rung.

Thursday, Aug. 28

On this date in 1868, Theodore Dodd, first agent to the Navajos after Fort Sumner, issued the first trading license at the agency to Lehman Spiegelberg of Santa Fe to trade at the Fort Defiance Agency or at any place of his choice on the reservation.

On this date in 1920, the mustering out of Pancho Villa and his army was completed. The men surrendered their arms and ammunition and were given three months pay and transportation to their homes.

Friday, Aug. 29

On this date in 1905, James H. Tevis, who settled the town of Teviston, now known as Bowie, died.

On this date in 1905, Dr. Richard A. Harvill, former president of the University of Arizona, was born.

On this date in 1935, four passengers were drowned when the bus on which they were riding was swamped by a 7-foot wall of water in an underpass near Dragoon, Ariz.

Saturday, Aug. 30

On this date in 1881, troops from Fort Apache, under the command of Gen. Eugene A. Carr, arrested the Apache Medicine Man Noch-ay-del-klinne in his camp at Clibicue Creek, thus setting off a battle in which the Medicine Man, several soldiers and Apache Indians were killed.

On this date in 1913, G.W. Caywood, returning from a cross-country auto trip, found the last leg of his journey from Phoenix to Tucson the most difficult. It required 36 hours to drive, the time being spent mostly digging out of flooded arroyos.

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