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Mar04
Mar 04 - Mar 04, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder…

The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Philadelphia 76ers.more
Mar04
Oct 20 - Oct 01, 2015

Orly Genger "Terra"

It was Oklahoma's wide open spaces and famous red dirt that inspired New…more
Mar06
Mar 06 - Mar 06, 2015

Miranda Lambert -…

Miranda Lambert brings her Certified Platinum Tour to Oklahoma City…more
Mar06
Beginning Apr 04

Paseo Arts District…

The Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk is held on the first…more
Mar07
Mar 07 - Mar 07, 2015

Terror and Triumph

Terror and Triumph is part of the OKC Philharmonic's Classics Series.…more
Mar08
Mar 08 - Mar 08, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder…

The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Toronto Raptors.more
Mar10
Mar 10 - Mar 10, 2015

OKC Barons vs. Milwaukee…

The Oklahoma City Barons host the Milwaukee Admirals, the AHL affiliate of…more
Mar11
Mar 11 - Mar 11, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder…

The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Los Angeles Clippers.more
Mar12
Mar 12 - Mar 12, 2015

Fleetwood Mac

Rock legends Fleetwood Mac have confirmed they will be adding at least 28…more
Mar13
Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2015

Devon Energy Presents, …

Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, beloved for his portrayal of George…more
Mar13
Beginning Jan 10

LIVE on the Plaza

LIVE on the Plaza is the Plaza District's second Friday artwalk. Each…more
Mar14
Mar 14 - Mar 14, 2015

OKC Barons vs. Charlotte…

The Oklahoma City Barons host the Charlotte Checkers, the AHL affiliate of…more
Mar15
Mar 15 - Mar 15, 2015

OKC Barons vs. Charlotte…

The Oklahoma City Barons host the Charlotte Checkers, the AHL affiliate of…more
Mar15
Mar 15 - Mar 15, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder…

The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Chicago Bulls.more
Mar19
Beginning Apr 17

Auto Alley Shop Hop

On the Third Thursday of every month, cruise historic Automobile Alley for…more
Mar25
Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2015

Oklahoma Quarter Horse…

The Oklahoma Quarter horse Spring Show is coming to State Fair Park in the…more
Mar27
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015

2015 NCAA Division I…

The Road to the Final Four will once against go through OKC as Chesapeake…more
Mar27
Mar 27 - Oct 30, 2015

H&8th Night Market

Presented by Fowler Toyota, H&8th Night Market is a monthly,…more

 

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OKC Facts and Trivia

We bet you didn't know that the first yield sign was installed right here in Oklahoma in 1950. Or that Johnny Bench, Ralph Ellison and Sam Bradford were all born in Oklahoma City.

Here are more fun facts about Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma:

  • Oklahoma City is the largest city in the State of Oklahoma, with a metro population of more than 1.2 million
  • Oklahoma City was settled by the historic Land Run of April 22, 1889. The city's population grew to more than 10,000 in a single day.
  • I-35, I-40 and I-44 all converge in Oklahoma City. The metropolitan area has 130+ miles of federal interstate and state highways.
  • Oklahoma City averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year
  • The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.
  • The first shopping cart was invented and used in Oklahoma City at Standard Food Markets in 1937.
  • The state capitol building at 23rd and Lincoln is the only capitol in the nation with a working oil well on its grounds.
  • Oklahoma means "Land of the Red People" in the Choctaw Language.
  • Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907 as the 46th state
  • Oklahoma City is equidistant from Los Angeles and New York, and within 500 miles of 71 million people
  • Oklahoma's state motto is Labor Omnia Vincit - Labor Conquers All Things

Oklahoma City's Native Sons and Daughters

  • Johnny Bench - Baseball player
  • Sam Bradford - NFL athlete
  • Charlie Christian - Jazz musician
  • Wayne Coyne - Lead singer of The Flaming Lips
  • Ralph Ellison - Author
  • Blake Griffin - NBA athlete
  • Mat Hoffman - BMX athlete
  • James Marsden - Actor
  • Bobby Mercer - Baseball player
  • Megan Mullaly - Actress
  • Wes Welker - NFL athlete

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