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Countries: United States (82%), (5%), Oklahoma (2%)

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Spiro Mounds, in what is now Spiro, Oklahoma, was a major Mississippian mound complex that flourished between AD 850 and 1450 add something


French colonists claimed the region until 1803, when all the French territory west of the Mississippi River was purchased by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase add something


Surveying techniques were not as accurate in 1819, and the actual 103rd meridian was approximately to the east add something


The border between Texas and New Mexico was set first as a result of a survey by Spain in 1819 add something


The territory now known as Oklahoma was first a part of the Arkansas Territory from 1819 until 1828 add something


The phrase "Trail of Tears" originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831, although the term is usually used for the Cherokee removal add something


Oklahoma's first newspaper was established in 1844, called the "Cherokee Advocate", and was written in both Cherokee and English add something


Choctaw Nation Chief Allen Wright suggested the name in 1866 during treaty negotiations with the federal government on the use of Indian Territory, in which he envisioned an all-Indian state controlled by the United States Superintendent of Indian Affairs add something


In the period between 1866 and 1899, cattle ranches in Texas strove to meet the demands for food in eastern cities and railroads in Kansas promised to deliver in a timely manner add something


Slavery in Indian Territory was not abolished until 1866 add something


In 1881, four of five major cattle trails on the western frontier traveled through Indian Territory add something


David L. Payne - During another trip in July 1884, the army seized his "Oklahoma War Chief" press, burned his buildings, and took Payne and his group through the Cherokee Nation after their arrest


Geronimo - In 1886, General Nelson A. Miles selected Captain Henry Lawton, Oklahoma, in command of B Troop, 4th Cavalry, at Fort Huachuca, and First Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood, to lead the expedition that brought Geronimo and his followers back to the reservation system for a final time.


Increased presence of white settlers in Indian Territory prompted the United States Government to establish the Dawes Act in 1887, which divided the lands of individual tribes into allotments for individual families, encouraging farming and private land ownership among Native Americans but expropriating land to the federal government add something


It is known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory add something


Major land runs, including the Land Run of 1889, were held for settlers where certain territories were opened to settlement starting at a precise time add something


By 1890, more than 30 Native American nations and tribes had been concentrated on land within Indian Territory or "Indian Country" add something


In the 1890s, when Oklahoma was formally surveyed using more accurate surveying equipment and techniques, it was discovered the Texas line was not set along the 103rd meridian add something


"Oklahoma" later became the de facto name for Oklahoma Territory, and it was officially approved in 1890, two years after the area was opened to white settlers add something


Geronimo - In 1894, they were moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma.


William H. Murray - He acquired his nickname "Alfalfa" around 1902 while working as a political operative for Palmer S. Moseley, gubernatorial candidate for the Oklahoma Territory


Attempts to create an all-Indian state named "Oklahoma" and a later attempt to create an all-Indian state named "Sequoyah" failed but the Sequoyah Statehood Convention of 1905 eventually laid the groundwork for the Oklahoma Statehood Convention, which took place two years later add something


Geronimo - Geronimo in a 1905 Locomobile Model C, taken at the Miller brothers' 101 Ranch located southwest of Ponca City, Oklahoma, June 11, 1905.


Geronimo - In 1905, Geronimo agreed to tell his story to S. M. Barrett, Superintendent of Education in Lawton, Oklahoma.


Alice Brown Davis - The 1906 Five Civilized Tribes Act finalized US federal government's dismemberment of tribal governments to make way for Oklahoma statehood in 1907


Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907 add something


On November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was established as the 46th state in the Union add something


William H. Murray - The US Congress admitted Oklahoma to the Union as the 46th state on November 16, 1907


Geronimo - He died of pneumonia on February 17, 1909, as a prisoner of the United States at Fort Sill, Oklahoma


Quanah Parker - After years of searching, Parker had their remains moved from Texas and reinterred in 1910 in Oklahoma on the Comanche reservation at Fort Sill


Quanah Parker - In 1911, Quanah was interred at Post Oak Mission Cemetery near Cache, Oklahoma


Will Rogers - The family tomb is at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in nearby Claremore, Oklahoma, which stands on the site purchased by Rogers in 1911 for his retirement home


As an example, on November 11, 1911, the temperature at Oklahoma City reached in the afternoon , an Arctic cold front of unprecedented intensity slammed across the state, causing the temperature to fall 66 degrees, down to at midnight ; thus, both the record high and record low for November 11 were set on the same date add something


William H. Murray - In 1912, Murray was elected as U.S. Representative from one of Oklahoma's three at-large seats


Social tensions were exacerbated by the revival of the Ku Klux Klan after 1915 add something


By the late 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had declined to negligible influence within the state add something


The state's first radio station, WKY in Oklahoma City, signed on in 1920, followed by KRFU in Bristow, which later on moved to Tulsa and became KVOO in 1927 add something


The Tulsa Race Riot broke out in 1921, with whites attacking blacks add something


William H. Murray - In 1924, Murray led a group of Oklahoma ranchers who formed a colony in southeastern Bolivia


In 1927, Oklahoman businessman Cyrus Avery, known as the "Father of Route 66", began the campaign to create U.S. Route 66 add something


Carl Albert - He entered the University of Oklahoma in 1927, where he majored in political science, and won the National Oratorical Championship in 1928, winning an all expense paid trip to Europe


William H. Murray - He stayed in Bolivia until 1929, when he returned to Oklahoma to run for Governor in 1930


During the 1930s, parts of the state began suffering the consequences of poor farming practice add something


Woody Guthrie - Nora Guthrie was eventually committed to the Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane, where she died in 1930 from Huntington's disease


Jay McShann - He began working as a professional musician in 1931, performing around Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma and neighboring Arkansas.


William H. Murray - He was inaugurated as the ninth Governor of Oklahoma on January 12, 1931


William H. Murray - When the Oklahoma producers did not comply, on August 4, 1931, Murray called out the Guard, declared martial law, and ordered that some 3,000 oil wells be shut down


Severe drought is common in the hottest summers, such as those of 1934, 1954, 1980 and 2011, all of which featured weeks on end of virtual rainlessness and high temperatures well over add something


Richard Evans Schultes - A Harvard student himself from 1934 to 1941, Schultes studied with Oakes Ames, orchidologist and Director of the Harvard Botanical Museum, who influenced his student research with the ritual use of peyote cactus among the Kiowa of Oklahoma, as well as his discovery of the lost identity of the Mexican hallucinogenic plants teonanácatl and ololiuqui in Oaxaca, Mexico


Alice Brown Davis - Alice Brown Davis served as chief until her death on June 21, 1935 in Wewoka, Oklahoma


Lowell Fulson - At the age of eighteen, he moved to Ada, Oklahoma, and joined Alger "Texas" Alexander for a few months in 1940, but later moved to California, forming a band which soon included a young Ray Charles and tenor saxophone player, Stanley Turrentine


Carl Albert - Albert represented the southeastern portion of Oklahoma as a Democrat for 30 years, starting in 1947


After the 1948 election, the state turned firmly Republican add something


Les Paul - In January 1948, Paul shattered his right arm and elbow in a near-fatal automobile accident on an icy Route 66 just west of Davenport, Oklahoma


Broadcast television in Oklahoma began in 1949 when KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City and KOTV-TV in Tulsa began broadcasting a few months apart add something


Over a twenty-year period ending in 1950, the state saw its only historical decline in population, dropping 6,9 percent as impoverished families migrated out of the state after the Dust Bowl add something


Roger Miller - After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army, Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, penning such hits as "Billy Bayou" and "Home" for Jim Reeves and "Invitation to the Blues" for Ray Price


George McFarland - In the mid 1950s, when the "Our Gang" comedies were sweeping the nation on TV, McFarland hosted an afternoon children's show, "The Spanky Show", on KOTV television in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma


William H. Murray - On January 9, 1951, Murray administered the oath of office to his son as the fourteenth Governor of Oklahoma


Carl Albert - Albert was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957


Quanah Parker - In 1957, he was moved to Fort Sill Post Cemetery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, along with his mother Cynthia Ann Parker and sister Topsannah


By the 1960s, Oklahoma had created more than 200 lakes, the most in the nation add something


Alice Brown Davis - In 1961, she was inducted into the recently founded National Hall of Fame for Famous Native Americans in Anadarko, Oklahoma, Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame


The University program was founded in 1962 and was the first fully accredited program of its kind in the United States add something


Jimmy Johnson (American football coach) - In 1970 he moved on to another Big 8 school to become a defensive line coach at the University of Oklahoma, working alongside future rival Barry Switzer


Norman is host to the Medieval Fair of Norman, which has been held annually since 1976 and was Oklahoma's first medieval fair add something


J. C. Watts - He graduated in 1976 and attended the University of Oklahoma on a football scholarship


Jimmy Johnson (American football coach) - He coached for five seasons at Oklahoma State University from 1979 to 1983 before taking the head coaching job at the University of Miami


Carl Albert - The Carl Albert Center at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma was established in 1979 for the general purpose of studying Congress and the particular purpose of researching Albert's life and political career


J. C. Watts - Watts began his college football career as the seventh-string quarterback and left college twice, but his father convinced him to return and Watts became starting quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners in 1979 and led them to consecutive Orange Bowl victories


TBN, a Christian religious television network, has a studio in Tulsa, and built its first entirely TBN-owned affiliate in Oklahoma City in 1980 add something


Though oil has historically dominated the state's economy, a collapse in the energy industry during the 1980s led to the loss of nearly 90,000 energy-related jobs between 1980 and 2000, severely damaging the local economy add something


J. C. Watts - Watts argued he had been exonerated from any criminal conduct and that his financial problems were a result of losses for Oklahoma oil and gas businesses during the 1980s


Mark L. Polansky - He earned his pilot wings in January 1980 at Vance AFB, Oklahoma


Brad Henry - After graduating from Shawnee, Oklahoma High School in 1981, Henry attended the University of Oklahoma as a President's Leadership Scholar and earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1985.


Slim Pickens - In 1982, Pickens was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Tom Coburn - After recovering from an occurrence of malignant melanoma, Coburn pursued a medical degree and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School with honors in 1983


Norman Borlaug - Also in 1984, he received the Henry G. Bennet Distinguished Service Award at commencement ceremonies at Oklahoma State University


Frank Lucas (Oklahoma) - He first ran for the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1984, narrowly losing.


Michael P. Anderson - In 1986 he was selected to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma


Jimmy Johnson (American football coach) - In the ensuing 1987 season, however, the Hurricanes went undefeated in the regular season yet again, and won the school's second National Title by defeating Oklahoma for the third season in a row


Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something


Tom Cole - Following his mother Helen, who served as a state representative and senator, Cole served in the Oklahoma Senate from 1988 to 1991, resigning mid-term to accept a job in Washington.


Brad Henry - In 1988, he was awarded his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Law Review.


J. C. Watts - Watts became a Baptist minister and was elected in 1990 to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as the first African American in Oklahoma to win statewide office


J. C. Watts - Watts won election to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in November 1990 for a six-year term as the first black person elected to statewide office in Oklahoma


Norman Borlaug - Borlaug was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 1992


J. C. Watts - Watts returned to Oklahoma and became a youth minister in Del City, Oklahoma and was ordained Baptist minister in 1993


Tom Cole - Along with partners Sharon Hargrave Caldwell and Deby Snodgrass, his firm played a large part in the reconstruction of Oklahoma's political landscape, and backed a number of candidates that took office during the Republican Revolution of 1994.


Tom Coburn - In 1994, Coburn ran for the House of Representatives in Oklahoma's Democratic 2nd Congressional District, which was based in Muskogee, Oklahoma and included 22 counties in northeastern Oklahoma


Brad Henry - The veto was overridden and was the first override in Oklahoma since 1994, when Gov. David Walters was in office.


Oklahoma's highest-recorded temperature of was recorded at Tipton on June 27, 1994 and the lowest recorded temperature of was recorded at Nowata on February 10, 2011 add something


In 1995, Oklahoma City was the site of one of the most destructive acts of domestic terrorism in American history add something


Dan Burton - After Newt Gingrich yanked funding for the group in 1995, Burton joined fellow congressmen John Doolittle of California, Ernest Istook of Oklahoma and Sam Johnson of Texas in refounding it as the Conservative Action Team.


Tom Cole - From 1995 to 1999, he was Oklahoma's Secretary of State under Governor Frank Keating, and assisted with the recovery efforts following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.


David L. Payne - Payne's family moved his remains to Oklahoma in 1995


John Sullivan (Oklahoma) - Sullivan was a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002, where he served as the Minority Whip.


R. A. Lafferty - The Oklahoma Department of Libraries granted him the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995


J. C. Watts - Watts served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican, representing the 4th congressional district in south-central Oklahoma


The Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995, in which Timothy McVeigh detonated a large, crude explosive device outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killed 168 people, including 19 children add something


David L. Payne - On April 22, 1996, a monument was dedicated at his final resting place in Stillwater, Oklahoma


Woody Guthrie - Guthrie was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 1997


Melissa Sue Anderson - In 1998, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City , Oklahoma


Reba McEntire - She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1998


Al Gore in 2000, though, was the last Democrat to even win any counties in the state add something


Following the 2000 census, the Oklahoma delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives was reduced from six to five representatives, each serving one congressional district add something


In 2000, Oklahoma ranked 45th in physicians per capita and slightly below the national average in nurses per capita, but was slightly over the national average in hospital beds per 100,000 people and above the national average in net growth of health services over a 12-year period add something


Spanish is the second-most commonly spoken language in the state, with 141,060 speakers counted in 2000 add something


Dan Boren - Boren is married to Andrea Heupel, who is the sister of Josh Heupel, the starting Quarterback who led the Oklahoma Sooners to win the 2000 BCS National Championship and who currently serves as the University of Oklahoma's co-offensive coordinator.


Dan Boren - He obtained an MBA from the University of Oklahoma in 2000.


Terry Nichols - Nichols was brought from the prison in Colorado to Oklahoma in January 2000 to face the state trial on 160 capital counts of first-degree murder and one count each of fetal homicide, first-degree arson, and conspiracy


J. C. Watts - By then, Watts had become involved in a contest with other members of the Republican House leadership, including Tom DeLay, over control of the party's message and nearly announced retirement in early February 2000, due to strains on his family, who remained in Oklahoma during his tenure in Washington, but changed his mind after consultations with constituents, Hastert, and his family


For his crime, McVeigh was executed by the federal government on June 11, 2001 add something


The state had the second-highest number of Native Americans in 2002, estimated at 395,219, as well as the second-highest percentage among all states add something


Dan Boren - Boren served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004, representing the 28th House District.


R. A. Lafferty - There was a writer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma , who was, for a little while in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the best short story writer in the world


R. A. Lafferty - He died 18 March 2002, aged 87 in a nursing home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma


OG&E was the first electric company in Oklahoma to generate electricity from wind farms in 2003 add something


The Fair was held first on the south oval of the University of Oklahoma campus and in the third year moved to the Duck Pond in Norman until the Fair became too big and moved to Reaves Park in 2003 add something


In 2004, the state ranked 36th in the nation for the relative number of adults with high school diplomas, though at 85,2 percent, it had the highest rate among Southern states add something


The state is among the best in pre-kindergarten education, and the National Institute for Early Education Research rated it first in the United States with regard to standards, quality, and access to pre-kindergarten education in 2004, calling it a model for early childhood schooling add something


Roger Miller - In Erick, Oklahoma where he grew up, a thoroughfare was renamed "Roger Miller Boulevard" and a museum dedicated to Miller was built on the road in 2004


Dan Boren - In the 2004 elections to the U.S. House of Representatives, Boren ran as the Democratic candidate for Oklahoma's second congressional district, succeeding Rep. Brad Carson, who was retiring from the House to run for the United States Senate.


Wesley Clark - Clark joined the 2004 race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination as a candidate on September 17, 2003, but withdrew from the primary race on February 11, 2004, after winning the Oklahoma state primary, endorsing and campaigning for the eventual Democratic nominee, John Kerry


Tom Coburn - Clayton Bellamy, "Allegations of Medicaid fraud, sterilization haunt Senate candidate in Oklahoma," Associated Press, September 15, 2004


Tom Coburn - Sheryl Gay Stolberg, "Old Suit Roils Senate Race In Oklahoma," "The New York Times", September 15, 2004


One of the worst states for percentage of insured people, nearly 25 percent of Oklahomans between the age of 18 and 64 did not have health insurance in 2005, the fifth-highest rate in the nation add something


The NBA's New Orleans Hornets became the first major league sports franchise based in Oklahoma when the team was forced to relocate to Oklahoma City's Ford Center, now known as Chesapeake Energy Arena, for two seasons following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 add something


Karl Malden - In 2005, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City , Oklahoma


Kristin Chenoweth - In the 2005 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Chenoweth performed the song "Oklahoma" while riding aboard the "Oklahoma Rising" float


Ernest Istook - Istook announced he would run for governor of Oklahoma against Democratic incumbent Brad Henry on October 3, 2005


Garth Brooks - They did begin dating after Brooks's divorce, and married on December 10, 2005, at their home in Oklahoma, marking the second marriage for Brooks and the third for Yearwood


In 2006, Tulsa's Oktoberfest was named one of the top 10 in the world by "USA Today" and one of the top German food festivals in the nation by "Bon Appétit" magazine add something


In 2006, there were more than 220 newspapers in the state, including 177 with weekly publications and 48 with daily publications add something


In 2006, there were more than 500 radio stations in Oklahoma broadcasting with various local or nationally owned networks add something


Woody Guthrie - Also in 2006, Guthrie was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame


High school dropout rate decreased from 3,1 to 2,5 percent between 2007 and 2008 with Oklahoma ranked among 18 other states with 3 percent or less dropout rate add something


It currently stretches from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth, Texas, though lawmakers began seeking funding in early 2007 to connect the "Heartland Flyer" to Tulsa add something


Oil accounted for 35 billion dollars in Oklahoma's economy in 2007, and employment in the state's oil industry was outpaced by five other industries in 2007 add something


Oklahoma ranked last among the 50 states in a 2007 study by the Commonwealth Fund on health care performance add something


Rated one of the top golf courses in the nation, Southern Hills has hosted four PGA Championships, including one in 2007, and three U.S._Opens (U.S._Open_(golf)), the most recent in 2001 add something


Six of the state's universities were placed in the Princeton Review's list of best 122 regional colleges in 2007, and three made the list of top colleges for best value add something


Kristin Chenoweth - The float was making the first of three annual appearances commemorating the state of Oklahoma's statehood centennial in 2007


Oklahoma's centennial celebration was named the top event in the United States for 2007 by the American Bus Association, and consisted of multiple celebrations saving with the 100th anniversary of statehood on November 16, 2007 add something


In 2008, Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City was Oklahoma's busiest highway, with a daily traffic volume of 123,300 cars add something


In July 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics, relocated to Oklahoma City and began to play at the Ford Center as the Oklahoma City Thunder for the , becoming the state's first permanent major league franchise add something


In 2009, the state had 83,700 commercial oil wells churning of crude oil add something


Dan Boren - In January 2009, along with all other members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation, Boren said he opposed President Obama's decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.


In 2010, Oklahoma City-based Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ranked 18th on the Forbes list of largest private companies, Tulsa-based QuikTrip ranked 37th, and Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby ranked 198th in 2010 report add something


In 2010, the state had the nation's third-highest number of bridges classified as structurally deficient, with nearly 5,212 bridges in disrepair, including 235 National Highway System Bridges add something


Oklahoma City, the state's capital and largest city, had the largest metropolitan area in the state in 2010, with 1,252,987 people, and the metropolitan area of Tulsa had 937,478 residents add something


Oklahoma had 598 incorporated places in 2010, including four cities over 100,000 in population and 43 over 10,000 add something


Oklahoma's largest commercial airport is Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, averaging a yearly passenger count of more than 3,5 million in 2010 add something


The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University average well over 50,000 fans attending their football games, and Oklahoma's football program ranked 12th in attendance among American colleges in 2010, with an average of 84,738 people attending its home games add something


The English language has been official in the state of Oklahoma since 2010 add something


Quanah Parker - Author S.C. Gwynne supports the Oklahoma claim in his 2010 book, "Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History"


Dana Plato - Almost 11 years to the day of Dana Plato's death, on May 6, 2010, Plato's son Tyler Lambert died at age 25 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Tulsa, Oklahoma


Jim Thorpe - In June 2010, Jack Thorpe filed a federal lawsuit against the borough of Jim Thorpe, seeking to have his father's remains returned to his homeland and re-interred near other family members in Oklahoma


The government sector provides the most jobs, with 339,300 in 2011, followed by the transportation and utilities sector, providing 279,500 jobs, and the sectors of education, business, and manufacturing, providing 207,800, 177,400, and 132,700 jobs, respectively add something


Frank Lucas (Oklahoma) - Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas speaks at a town hall meeting held in the Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma on September 26, 2011.


Alan Furst - In 2011, the Tulsa, Oklahoma Library Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma selected Furst to receive its Helmerich Award, a literary prize given annually to honor a distinguished author's body of work


Brad Henry - His second term ended on January 10, 2011 as Oklahoma governors and other statewide elected officeholders are sworn-in on the second Monday every four years


Garth Brooks - He later completed his MBA from Oklahoma State and participated in the commencement ceremony on May 6, 2011


In the last-named sport, the state's most notable team was the Tulsa Talons, which played in the Arena Football League until 2012, when the team was moved to San Antonio add something


Oklahoma was one of three states, the others being Utah and West Virginia, where Barack Obama failed to carry any of its counties in 2012, and it was the only state where Barack Obama failed to carry any county in 2008 add something


Dan Boren - Dan Boren, the only Democrat in Oklahoma's seven-person congressional delegation, will not seek re-election in 2012, setting up what could be an intense partisan battle for a seat that spans much of eastern Oklahoma.


Woody Guthrie - On March 10, 2012 there was a tribute concert at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma


Woody Guthrie - In 2013 the archives was relocated from New York City to the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after being purchased by the Tulsa-based George Kaiser Foundation


Jim Thorpe - In April 2013, U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo ruled that Jim Thorpe borough in northeastern Pennsylvania amounts to a museum under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. A lawyer for Bill and Richard Thorpe says the men will pursue the legal process to have their father returned to Sac and Fox land in central Oklahoma


Woody Guthrie - On April 27, 2013, The Woody Guthrie Center opened in Tulsa, Oklahoma's Brady District


Garth Brooks - On July 6, 2013, Garth Brooks joined with Toby Keith to put on a benefit concert for victims of the 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes


The Oklahoma City Blue, of the NBA G League, relocated to Oklahoma City from Tulsa in 2014, where they were formerly known as the Tulsa 66ers add something


According to the National Education Association, teachers in Oklahoma had ranked 49th out of the 50 states in terms of teacher pay in 2016 add something


In 2016, Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, again won every county, being one of only two states, the other being West Virginia, where Democrat Hillary Clinton failed to carry a single county add something


Woody Guthrie - In 2016, a researcher discovered Guthrie's critiques of Fred Trump , at the archives of the Woody Guthrie Center in Oklahoma


On May 31, 2016, several cities experienced record setting flooding add something


Alan Berg - His murder is mentioned in the 2017 Netflix documentary 'Oklahoma City


Yevgeny Yevtushenko - Yevtushenko died on the morning of April 1, 2017, at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma


Oklahoma has been described as "the world's prison capital", with 1,079 of every 100,000 residents imprisoned in 2018, the highest incarceration rate of any state, and by comparison, higher than the incarceration rates of any country in the world add something


Dan Boren - Boren considered a run for Governor of Oklahoma in 2018 before deciding to stay in his position with the Chickasaw Nation


On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma made marijuana legal for medical purposes add something


A survey in 2019 found that the pay raise obtained by the strike lifted the State's teacher pay ranking to 34th in the nation add something