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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In Oklahoma History

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1) In 1907, Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state in the United States. This followed years of territorial status and a constitutional convention that drafted the state's first constitution.

2) In 1935, Will Rogers, a famed entertainer and cowboy from Oklahoma, died in a plane crash in Alaska. Rogers was known for his humor and wit, as well as his insights into politics and current events.

3) In 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech at Oklahoma City University. King spoke about the struggle for racial justice and encouraged listeners to stand up for their beliefs, even in the face of opposition.

4) In 1986, the Oklahoma-based band The Flaming Lips released their major label debut album, "Hear It Is." The band went on to achieve international success, and is known for their experimental, psychedelic sound.

5) In 2009, the Oklahoma City Thunder played their first game in the city after relocating from Seattle. The team, which features future NBA MVP Kevin Durant, has since become a beloved part of Oklahoma's sports scene.
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