In September of 1927 Charles Lindbergh (aka "Lucky Lindy") landed his plane The Spirit of St Louis here in Tucson. His flight was to commemorate the opening of the new municipal airport on South 6th Avenue, near the site of today's Tucson Rodeo grounds.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: