1. The first tornado warning was issued on April 11, 1965, in Oklahoma City. The warning allowed residents to seek shelter and ultimately saved lives.
2. On April 11, 1889, the Oklahoma Land Run began. Thousands of people raced to stake their claim on land that was opened up for settlement.
3. In 1970, the First Oklahoma Bible Conference was held on April 11. It was a gathering of pastors and Christian leaders who discussed ways to strengthen faith and bring people closer to God.
4. On April 11, 2004, Oklahoma City hosted the NCAA Men's Final Four basketball tournament. The University of Connecticut went on to win the championship.
5. In 1935, April 11 was declared Oklahoma Arbor Day. The day encourages citizens to plant trees and helps promote the importance of green spaces in our communities.
5 Fun Facts About April 11 In Oklahoma History
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