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5 Fun Facts About February 6 In Oklahoma History

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1. On February 6, 1908, Oklahoma became the 46th state in the United States. The state was formed out of Native American lands and underwent a rapid transformation from an agricultural economy to an oil-based economy in the early 20th century.

2. In 1935, Woody Guthrie, the legendary folk singer and activist, performed a concert in Oklahoma City on February 6. Guthrie had grown up in Oklahoma and his songs often dealt with the struggles of the working class and the disenfranchised.

3. One of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma history occurred on February 6, 2008. A total of 12 tornadoes touched down in central Oklahoma, causing significant damage and claiming eight lives. The outbreak was part of a larger severe weather event that affected several states in the southern U.S.

4. On February 6, 1999, the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a game known as the "mud bowl." The field was soaked with rain and mud, making it difficult for both teams to move the ball. The Cowboys emerged victorious with a final score of 22-6.

5. Oklahoma native Mickey Mantle was born on February 6, 1931, in Spavinaw. Mantle is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time and spent his entire career with the New York Yankees, earning several MVP awards and setting numerous records. He passed away in 1995.
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