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5 Fun Facts About November 30 In Oklahoma History

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1. Oklahoma became the 46th state on November 16, 1907, but November 30th marks the date of the first Oklahoma state flag. Oklahoma's flag features a buffalo-skin shield and a sky-blue field.

2. On November 30, 1929, the Phillips 66 petroleum company opened its first gas station in Oklahoma in the city of Tulsa. Phillips 66, which was founded in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, became one of the largest oil companies in the world.

3. Ada, Oklahoma native Blake Shelton was born on November 30, 1976. Shelton is a country musician and television personality who rose to fame in the early 2000s with hit songs like "Austin" and "Ol' Red." He is also one of the coaches on the NBC singing competition show, "The Voice."

4. November 30 marks the anniversary of the infamous "Black Tuesday" game between the University of Oklahoma and Drake University in 1985. During the game, a miscommunication between the officials and the players resulted in a controversial touchdown by Oklahoma that secured their victory. The incident led to changes in NCAA rules and officials training.

5. In 2018, November 30 was recognized as the first-ever "Small Business Saturday" in downtown Oklahoma City. The event celebrated small businesses and encouraged shoppers to support local entrepreneurs during the holiday season.
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