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5 Fun Facts About January 10 In Oklahoma History

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1. On January 10, 1944, the University of Oklahoma football team won the Sugar Bowl against the Duke Blue Devils, with a score of 26-6. This was the second Sugar Bowl victory for the Sooners, and helped cement their reputation as a dominant college football team.

2. January 10, 1901 marked the first day of the Oklahoma statehood convention in Guthrie, which would ultimately result in Oklahoma becoming the 46th state in the United States.

3. On January 10, 1927, oil was discovered in the town of Healdton, Oklahoma. This discovery sparked a boom in oil production throughout the state that continued for several decades.

4. January 10, 1939 was the date of the infamous "Kansas Day Massacre" in Okay, Oklahoma. Five members of a family were brutally murdered by a group of men who were seeking revenge for a previous dispute.

5. In 1985, the Oklahoma City Thunder (then known as the Seattle SuperSonics) defeated the Denver Nuggets 107-96 on January 10. This was significant because it marked the first NBA game to be played in Oklahoma City, and helped pave the way for the city to become a major sports destination.
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