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5 Fun Facts About June 14 In Oklahoma History

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1. The first hospital in Oklahoma was established on June 14, 1898, in Guthrie. The Logan County Hospital was a four-story building with 50 rooms and state-of-the-art medical equipment.

2. On June 14, 1935, Will Rogers, an Oklahoma-born actor, comedian, and writer, died in a plane crash in Alaska. Rogers was a beloved figure in Oklahoma and his death was a great loss to the state.

3. June 14, 1927, marked the birth of Checotah, Oklahoma-born musician and actor, Burl Ives. Ives was known for his unique voice and folk music, and he won an Academy Award for his role in the film "The Big Country" in 1958.

4. On June 14, 1967, the Tulsa Race Riot Reconciliation Act was signed into law. The act established a commission to investigate the events of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, and it provided compensation to the survivors and families of those affected by the riot.

5. The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team made history on June 14, 2012, when they advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in their franchise history. Although they ultimately lost to the Miami Heat, it was a significant achievement for the team and a memorable moment for Oklahoma sports fans.
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