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5 Fun Facts About March 2 In Oklahoma History

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1. Oklahoma became the 46th state of the United States on March 2, 1907, after being incorporated as Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory.
2. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, an African American woman, was admitted to the University of Oklahoma College of Law on March 2, 1948, after filing a lawsuit challenging the school's segregation policies.
3. On March 2, 1919, Oklahoma hosted the first International Women's Air Derby, a cross-country air race for female pilots, which began in Santa Monica, California and ended in Cleveland, Ohio.
4. Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport opened on March 2, 1948, and was named after the famous Oklahoma-born humorist and actor, who died in a plane crash in 1935.
5. Oklahoma State University's mascot, Pistol Pete, made his first appearance on March 2, 1923, during a basketball game against Oklahoma A&M College (now known as Oklahoma State University). The mascot was inspired by a real-life cowboy named Frank Eaton, who was known for his marksmanship skills.
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