1. On December 3, 1910, the first football game was played at the University of Oklahoma's newly constructed Owen Field. It was a showdown between the University of Oklahoma and the Kingfisher College, with Oklahoma emerging victorious with a score of 14-0.
2. The state's first death sentence was handed down on December 3, 1915, when a jury convicted a man named George Harjo of murder. Harjo was sentenced to hang, but his sentence was later commuted to life in prison.
3. December 3, 1979, saw the unveiling of the state's official flower, the Oklahoma Rose. Governor George Nigh signed legislation designating the rose as the state flower earlier that year, and the Oklahoma Rose Society held a ceremony to celebrate the occasion.
4. On December 3, 1984, the Oklahoma Capitol dome was restored to its original 1917 state. The dome had previously undergone a renovation in 1952 that altered its appearance, but the restoration brought it back to its original design.
5. Oklahoma celebrated its centennial on December 3, 2007, with a variety of events and festivities. One of the highlights of the day was the opening of the Centennial Land Run Monument in Bricktown, which features 45 larger than life-sized bronze statues of landrunners.
5 Fun Facts About December 3 In Oklahoma History
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