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5 Fun Facts About March 6 In Oklahoma History

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1. Oklahoma Statehood Day
March 6, 1907 is a significant date in Oklahoma history as it marks the day the state was officially admitted into the Union as the 46th state. The day is celebrated annually as Oklahoma Statehood Day.

2. Deadly Tornado in Lone Grove
On March 6, 2009, a deadly tornado hit the small town of Lone Grove, Oklahoma. The EF4 tornado killed eight people and injured dozens more.

3. Oil Discovery in Glenn Pool
On March 6, 1905, the Glenn Pool oil field was discovered near Tulsa, Oklahoma. This discovery sparked an oil boom in the state and solidified Oklahoma's place as a major oil-producing state.

4. Dedicated Oklahoma Capitol Building
On March 6, 1917, the Oklahoma Capitol building was officially dedicated. The building, located in Oklahoma City, is an iconic symbol of the state's history and political power.

5. Cherokee Nation's First Elected Female Principal Chief
On March 6, 2019, Chuck Hoskin Jr. was sworn in as the Cherokee Nation's principal chief, making him the tribe's first elected male chief in eight years. Additionally, Hoskin's running mate, Bryan Warner, became the tribe's first openly LGBTQ+ elected councilor.
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