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5 Fun Facts About December 2 In Oklahoma History

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1. In 1979, the Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers, ending their 74-game unbeaten streak and securing their spot in the Orange Bowl. The game is often referred to as the "Game of the Century."

2. On December 2, 1927, legendary bank robber and outlaw, Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, was arrested in Dempsey, Oklahoma. Floyd gained national notoriety for his armed robberies, and his arrest made headlines across the country.

3. In 2006, the city of Edmond, Oklahoma was hit by a devastating ice storm that left thousands of residents without power for weeks. The storm caused over $200 million in damage and was one of the worst natural disasters in the state's history.

4. On December 2, 1949, the state of Oklahoma officially ratified the 22nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which limits the number of times a person can be elected to the office of the President of the United States. The amendment was passed in response to Franklin D. Roosevelt's unprecedented four terms in office.

5. On this day in 1904, the Oklahoma Territory's first general election was held, marking a significant milestone in the state's history. The newly-formed territorial government was established following the Indian Removal Act of 1830, and the first governor of the Territory was George W. Steele.
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