1. Statehood Day: December 31, 1907, marks the day that Oklahoma officially became a state.
2. The Last Drive: On December 31, 1992, the last cattle drive in Oklahoma took place in the city of Claremore.
3. Football Frenzy: December 31 is the day of the annual Oklahoma State Cowboys football bowl game, known as the "Valero Alamo Bowl" which takes place in San Antonio, Texas.
4. Oil Boom: On December 31, 1905, Oklahoma experienced the largest oil gusher in its history in the city of Glen Pool. The well produced 75,000 barrels of oil per day, triggering an oil boom in the state.
5. Tragic Fire: On December 31, 1927, a deadly fire swept through the small town of Custer City, Oklahoma, killing six people and devastating the community. That tragedy impacted the state and led to improved fire safety codes statewide.
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