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This Month in Oklahoma History From 98’s Owasso Apartments

Oklahoma has a rich history and 98 Apartments believes the best way to respect it is to learn from it. One of our favorite sources of historical info is the Exploring Oklahoma History page at It features This Day in Oklahoma History, a resource offering historical facts for every month of the year. Here at 98’s Owasso dwellings, we blog about history to inspire people to learn about meaningful historical events. It’s just one of the ways we try to make our Owasso apartments the best and most innovative residences in Owasso OK has to offer.

While all of the fascinating events below happened in April, not all of them are proud moments. In fact, several of them are tragic. But learning from tragedy is key to not repeating it. Learning is about optimism for the future, so as the most optimistic apartments in Owasso OK, we remind you that whatever stress is happening in your life right now, one day this month many years ago, someone had things much worse. And for that reason, we’re thankful for today, for these Owasso apartments, and for the new day tomorrow brings. Here’s hoping you make some proud Oklahoma history of your own someday.

This Month in Oklahoma History from the Team at 98’s Owasso Apartments

April 6, 1934 - Bonnie and Clyde Rampage Through Oklahoma

On this day in 1934 Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, and Henry Methvin shot and killed police officer Cal Campbell and kidnaped Chief Percy Boyd near Commerce, Oklahoma. Chief Boyd was later released, but Bonnie and Clyde continued to terrorize the central US with their gang, robbing and killing people. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations, according to Wikipedia. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians before they were eventually ambushed and killed by authorities in Louisiana. The 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty made the legend of the infamous duo even more prolific.

April 7, 1959 - Oklahoma Ends 98 Years of Prohibition

The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution ended the prohibition of alcohol in 1933. However, Oklahoma didn’t end its prohibition until this day in 1959.

April 10, 1979 - The Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak

To the people of the Red River Valley in Texas and Oklahoma, nothing about the weather appeared unusual during the early hours of April 10, 1979. But before the day's end, three very large, devastating tornadoes swept across the area leaving scores dead and hundreds injured. Most of the deaths were in Wichita Falls and Vernon, Texas, and Lawton, Oklahoma.

April 19, 1995 - Oklahoma City bombing

On this day in 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City was bombed. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were the perpetrators of the attack, which killed 168 people, including 19 children. Timothy McVeigh was later sentenced to death by lethal injection, while his partner, Terry Nichols, who was convicted of 161 counts of First Degree Murder, received life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 30, 1803 - Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed

Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and François Barbé-Marbois signed the Louisiana Purchase Treaty on this day in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson announced the treaty to the American people on July 4. For the price of $15,000,000, the Louisiana territory included land from fifteen present U.S. states (including Oklahoma) and two Canadian provinces.

NinetyEight Apartments knows that when you live here, you’re making us part of your life’s unique history. So we manage our Owasso apartments to the highest standards and offer customer service that’s memorably outstanding. We think we’re the finest residences in Owasso OK because we’re an organization that respects history and learns from it. It’s all part of our mission to offer a superior experience here at 98’s Owasso apartments. We hope you agree.