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5 Fun Facts About March 23 In Oklahoma History

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1. The Land Run of 1889 officially began on March 23, 1889, as thousands of settlers rushed to claim land in the Unassigned Lands of Oklahoma Territory.

2. On March 23, 1935, Will Rogers, a beloved Oklahoma native and famous humorist, died in a plane crash in Alaska along with aviator Wiley Post.

3. The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball franchise was established on March 23, 2008, when the Seattle SuperSonics were relocated to Oklahoma City.

4. March 23, 1907, marks the day when Oklahoma became the 46th state in the United States.

5. The Oklahoma bombing occurred on April 19, 1995, but on March 23, 1994, the planning for the terrorist attack began when Timothy McVeigh rented a storage unit in Herington, Kansas, where he stored bomb-making materials.
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