Welcome to Tuesday Trivia in Oklahoma,
which is the 46th state in the United States; it became a state on November 16, 1907.
3. Boise City was the only city in the continental U.S to be bombed during World War II. On Monday night, July 5, 1943, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber based out of Dalhart Army Air Base, on its way to a practice range mistook the town square lights as the practice target and dropped several practice bombs on the town. No one was injured, but it did damage a sidewalk, a church, and a garage.
5. Vinitawas the first town in the state to have electricity.
7. Originally Indian Territory, the state of Oklahoma was opened to settlers in a “Land Rush” in 1889. On April 22, prospective settlers would be allowed into the territory to claim plots of land by grabbing the stakes marking each plot. Some 50,000 people swarmed into the area before the noon starting gun; these cheaters were called “Sooners”. Hence the state’s nickname.
Oklahoma is tribal headquarters for 39 tribes. Tahlequah is the Tribal capital of the Cherokee Nation.
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