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5 Fun Facts About October 25 In Oklahoma History

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1. Construction of the Oklahoma State Capitol building began on October 25, 1914. The building, which features unique architecture inspired by ancient Greece, took seven years to complete and is still in use as the seat of Oklahoma's government.

2. In 1971, the University of Oklahoma hosted a historic football game against the University of Texas on October 25. The game is remembered for its controversial ending, when officials ruled that the Sooners had scored a touchdown as time expired to win the game 27-24.

3. On October 25, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence, with representatives from around the world signing the UN Charter in San Francisco. Oklahoma native and Secretary of State Edward Stettinius played a key role in the negotiations leading up to the creation of the UN.

4. Oklahoma City-based company Sonic Drive-In was founded on October 25, 1953. Today, Sonic is one of the largest chains of drive-in restaurants in the US, with over 3,500 locations in 46 states.

5. Oklahoma native Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, was born on October 25, 1931. Mantle spent his entire career with the New York Yankees, winning seven World Series championships and three MVP awards. Despite struggling with alcoholism and other personal issues later in life, Mantle remained a beloved figure in Oklahoma and throughout the baseball world.
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