16 September 2016

Oklahoma Land Rush

16 September 1893 



On this date in 1893...

The U.S. government opened the Cherokee Strip to settlement by white homesteaders in present-day Oklahoma.


Other Years:

1779 - French and Patriot troops began the Siege of Savannah, Georgia.
1875 - James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney, was born in Hamilton, Missouri.
1924 - Jim Bottomley of the St. Louis Cardinals knocked in 12 runs in a single game setting a major league baseball record.
1926 – A hurricane struck Florida and Alabama, killing 372 people.
1928  - Three thousand died when a hurricane hit West Palm Beach and Lake Okeechobee, Florida.
1968 - "The Andy Griffith Show" aired its final episode on CBS.



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