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5 Fun Facts About January 12 In Oklahoma History

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1. In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the Union. January 12, 1907 marked the official ratification of Oklahoma's statehood.

2. On January 12, 2012, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported near Jones, Oklahoma. This was just one of many earthquakes that have been attributed to fracking and other oil and gas extraction activities in the state.

3. In 2016, the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team set a record for the most consecutive wins on January 12th. The Thunder defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 101-96, earning their sixth consecutive January 12th win.

4. On January 12, 1970, a major winter storm hit Oklahoma, bringing up to 2 feet of snow and causing widespread power outages. The storm, which is still remembered as one of the worst in Oklahoma's history, paralyzed the state for several days.

5. The Oklahoma State Capitol building, located in Oklahoma City, was officially dedicated on January 12, 1917. The building, which was designed by architects Solomon Layton and S. Wemyss-Smith, took nearly 10 years to complete and remains an iconic symbol of the state today.
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