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5 Fun Facts About March 4 In Oklahoma History

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1. March 4, 1918, was the date that Fort Sill, an army post located in southwestern Oklahoma, became home to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade. This brigade played an important role in World War I and helped the U.S. Army achieve victory over German forces.

2. On March 4, 1931, the first license plates were issued in Oklahoma. The plates were made of steel and featured a red background with white letters and numbers. Today, license plates in Oklahoma are made of aluminum and feature a wide range of designs.

3. In 1943, on March 4, a severe tornado outbreak struck Oklahoma, killing 107 people and causing widespread damage across the state. This was one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma history and served as a stark reminder of the power of nature.

4. March 4, 1956, marked the opening of the Lake Murray State Park Lodge, located near Ardmore, Oklahoma. The lodge sits atop a scenic hillside overlooking Lake Murray and has become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families.

5. On March 4, 2009, Governor Brad Henry signed a bill into law that made Oklahoma the 46th state to allow wine sales in grocery stores. The new law helped ease restrictions on wine sales and bolstered Oklahoma's growing wine industry.
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