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5 Fun Facts About July 2 In Oklahoma History

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1. Statehood Day: On July 2, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt signed a proclamation that made Oklahoma the 46th state in the United States. This day is celebrated as Statehood Day in Oklahoma.

2. Major oil discovery: On July 2, 1915, the largest oil well in the world at the time was discovered in Seminole County, Oklahoma. The Seminole Oil Company named the well "No. 1 Burkburnett" and it produced over 3,000 barrels of oil per day.

3. National Cowgirl Hall of Fame founded: On July 2, 1975, the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame was founded in Hereford, Texas. The museum moved to its permanent home in Fort Worth, Texas in 1994 and has inducted over 200 women into its hall of fame, including several from Oklahoma.

4. Will Rogers born: On July 2, 1879, humorist and actor Will Rogers was born in Oologah, Oklahoma. Rogers was a popular figure during the 1920s and 1930s, known for his wit, charm, and cowboy persona. He died in a plane crash in 1935.

5. Woody Guthrie dies: On July 2, 1967, legendary musician Woody Guthrie died in New York City. Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma and is best known for his folk music and protest songs, including "This Land is Your Land." His influence on American music and culture continues to this day.
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