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5 Fun Facts About February 21 In Oklahoma History

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1. In 1931, the state of Oklahoma officially adopted the Redbud tree as its state tree. The beautiful flowering tree is known for its vibrant pink and purple blooms, which can be seen all over the state in the spring.

2. On February 21, 1892, the first public train arrived in the town of Lawton, Oklahoma. The town, which was founded just a few years earlier, had been waiting eagerly for the arrival of the train, which promised to bring new opportunities and growth to the area.

3. In 1923, the University of Oklahoma was licensed to establish a radio station, making it the first educational institution in the state to do so. The station, which was called WOUB, broadcasted educational programs and news to listeners throughout the region.

4. On February 21, 1907, the city of Tulsa held a grand opening ceremony for its new City Hall building. The stunning new structure, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, served as the seat of government for the city until 1960.

5. In 2004, the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team played their first game under the team's new name and ownership. The team, which had previously been known as the Seattle Supersonics, moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 and has become a beloved part of the state's sports culture.
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