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5 Fun Facts About December 14 In Oklahoma History

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1. On December 14, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state in the United States. After years of struggle for statehood, Congress finally approved Oklahoma's statehood as the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory merged into one state.

2. In 1949, the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra was founded. The orchestra played its first concert on December 14, 1950, at the Civic Center Music Hall. The symphony is now known as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and remains an essential part of the state's cultural heritage.

3. On December 14, 1958, a Boeing B-47 Stratojet crashed near Sayre, Oklahoma, killing all four crew members. The accident was one of several involving nuclear weapons during the Cold War, and the plane was carrying a nuclear capsule.

4. In 1976, Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill became the first comedy team to perform at the opening of the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. The duo, known for their appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, brought their trademark humor to the historic occasion.

5. December 14, 2017, marked the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Oklahoma State Capitol building. The building, which is located in Oklahoma City, was completed in 1917 and is famous for its dome, which is covered in copper and weighs over 4 million pounds. The Capitol remains a popular destination for tourists and Oklahoma citizens alike.
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