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Traditional Schools Classes begin: August 20, 2012.
Continuous Schools Classes begin: August 6, 2012.
Labor Day: Monday, September 3, 2012.
Traditional School Professional Days: August 15-17, October 18, 2012, February 15, 2013, May 24, 2013.
Continuous School Professional Days: August 1-3, 2012, October 18, 2012, February 16, 2013, June 10, 2013.
Fall Parent-Teacher Day: Traditional: October 22, 2012; Continuous: October 17, 2012.
Fall Break: October 19, 2012.
Thanksgiving break: November 21 - 23, 2012.
Winter break: December 24, 2012 - January 4, 2013.
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.: January 21, 2013.
President's Day: February 18, 2013.
Spring Break: Traditional: March 18-22, 2013; Continuous: March 18-22, 2013.
Spring Parent-Teacher Conference: Traditional: March 15, 2013; Continuous: March 8, 2013.
Memorial Day: May 27, 2013.
Traditional Classes will end on May 23, 2013.
Continuous Classes will end on June 7, 2013.

If any additional days are missed due to inclement weather, the school year will be adjusted appropriately.

Source: Tulsa Public Schools Official Web Site; 7/12. 

The election of candidates in each district is held the second Tuesday in February. If no candidate has a majority of the votes, there is a run-off election the first Tuesday in April. Each board member serves a four-year term commencing on the first regular board meeting following his or her election.
Compensation: $25 per meeting, not to exceed $100 per month. The School Board meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month in the Tulsa Education Service Center, 3027 S. New Haven. Phone: (918) 746-6800.
Policy 1102 outlines the requirements, duties, responsibilities, authority, and compensation of Board Members.

Source: Tulsa Public Schools website. Click on the "Policies" link. Verified, 7/12. 

Traditional classes begin August 20, 2012.
Traditional classes end May 23, 2013.
Continuous Learning begins August 6, 2012.
Continuous Learning ends June 7, 2013.

If any additional days are missed due to inclement weather, the school year will be adjusted appropriately.

Source: Tulsa Public Schools Official Web Site, 7/12. 

Hurricane season begins June 1st and ends November 30th for hurricanes in the Atlantic basin (Atlantic Ocean). Storm season in the eastern Pacific Ocean begins May 15th and ends November 30th.

Source:  National Hurricane Center. For more information on hurricanes, see the NHC website.

The Summer Olympics will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil beginning August 5, 2016 and closing on August 21, 2016. For more information see the above web site.

Source: Summer Olympics web site.

Spring - Begins March 20, 2013 (spring equinox) at 7:02 am EDT.
Summer - Begins June 21, 2013 (summer solstice) at 1:04 am EDT.
Fall - Begins September 22, 2013 (Autumnal equinox) at 4:44 pm EDT.
Winter - Begins December 21, 2013 (winter solstice) at 12:11 pm EST.

Source: Chase's Calendar of Events 2013, pp.614. 

Per the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Daylight Saving Time was extended to begin the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday of November. This change went into effect in 2007.

2017 - DST begins March 12, ends November 5
2018 - DST begins March 11, ends November 4
2019 - DST begins March 10, ends November 3
2020 - DST begins March 8, ends November 1

For more information see the U.S. Naval Observatory site.

The Winter Olympics will be in Sochi, Russia, beginning February 7-23, 2014. For more information see the above web site.

Source: Winter Olympics web site.

The 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried on June 15, 1957 during Tulsarama!, a celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood. Some items buried with the gold and white car included: a 5 gallon can of gasoline, a jar of Oklahoma crude oil, fourteen bobby pins, a ladies compact plastic rain cap, several combs, a tube of lipstick, a pack of gum, facial tissues, 2.73 in bills and coins, a pack of cigarettes with a book of matches, an unpaid parking ticket, and a bottle of tranquilizers (items that may have been found in a woman's purse in 1957.) The car was located about 150 feet north of Sixth Street along Denver Avenue.

The car was unearthed on June 15, 2007, for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Oklahoma, at Denver and 6th. The vault was compromised, and the car had extensive water damage; but the time capsule remained in tact. The winner of the car was Raymond E. Humbertson of Cumberland, MD (1921-1979) with the guess of 384,743 as the population of Tulsa in 2007. His guess was only off by 2,386 with the actual population being 382,457. In addition to the car, his heirs also received a savings account worth a little more than $700.
More information is available in the vertical file at the Central Library Research Center.

Sources: Tulsa Tribune, 6/05/67. Tulsa World, 6/15/97. Tulsa World, June 15, 2012, page A1.  Tulsa World, June 23, 2007, page A1.

In celebration of Tulsa's Centennial 1998 (Tulsa was incorporated on January 18, 1898), a time capsule was buried on January 17, 1998 in Centennial Park, located at 1028 E. Sixth Street (Sixth and Peoria). Stored in a vault above the ground, the purple, Chrysler Prowler was enclosed in a seamless plastic "box," specially made manufactured here in Tulsa for the time capsule. Officials drained the oil and other fluids, replacing them with synthetics that won't degrade, officials said. And the vault itself was filled with an inert gas to keep the exterior in good shape. This capsule is to remain buried for 50 years and will be dug up again sometime in 2048.
Various items were placed in this time capsule by the Rotary Club. These keepsakes included items such as: a teddy bear, a pair of in-line skates, an envelope with four crisp $50 bills, a cellular phone, a postal uniform, a business card from an Arabian horse dealer, a family photo album, a case of Weber's Root Beer, the face plate from an ATM, and a large collection of Beanie Babies.

Sources: Tulsa World, June 16, 2007, p. A8; Tulsa World, March 9, 2003, p. A15; Tulsa World, August 22, 1997, p. A13; Tulsa World, January 16, 1998, p.15; and Tulsa World, January 17, 1998, p. 20. 

The 2057 time capsule was buried in Veteran's Park on Veteran's Day weekend, November 10, 2007. It is 15 feet long, five feet in diameter, made from half-inch thick carbon steel and assembled by Boyle Services with materials and fabricating assistance C.G. Martin, Prescor and Port City Metal Services. The capsule was pumped full with inert gas, forcing out oxygen and moisture. This event was the work of the Junior League of Tulsa and Tulsa's Young Professionals.

The Myers-Duren Harley Davidson dealership donated the 2007 Street Glide with a custom blue denim paint job that retails for about $20,000. It borrows much of the styling of the 1965 Electra Glide Harley's, but has modern touches like a six-speed transmission, CD-player, and weather band radio. Also included in the time capsule was a laptop computer, a cell phone, and an iPod.

Source: Tulsa World, 11/8/2007, p.A15

Purple martins arrive between February 15 and March 1.

Source: Purple Martin Conservation Association.

The incident began on 31 May 1921, and continued into the next day, 1 June 1921.

Source: Death in a Promised Land (TCCL call# 976.686 E47d 1982), pp.47-57. 

On November 10, 1921, ground was broken to build the Atlas Life building. Companies began to move into the newly opened building in September 1922, and it was dedicated on November 23, 1922.

Source: Tulsa World Special Section, November 19, 1922. 

Designed by Tulsa architect Frank W. Wallace, the ORU Prayer Tower became operational in early 1967. This Tulsa landmark is 196 feet tall, houses 99 bells, has the capability to sustain a 6 foot plume of flame, and cost more than $1 million to build.

Source:  Tulsa World, November 25, 1966 and Tulsa Tribune, May 25, 1977 in the Mid-Week Section. 

Central Library and the regional libraries, i.e. Hardesty Regional, Martin Regional, Rudisill Regional and Zarrow Regional will open on Sunday, September 9, 2012, and will be open from 1 to 5 on Sundays through May 19, 2013 with the exception of December 16, 23 and 30, 2012, and March 31, 2013.
The summer 2013 schedule is as follows: Hardesty Regional, Martin Regional, Zarrow Regional and Rudisill Regional will be open Sundays June 2- August 25 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Source: Tulsa City-County Library Director's Office. 

Central Library construction was completed in 1965. W.C. Roads was the engineer and W.R. Grimshaw was the general contractor. With built-in equipment, the building cost $1,864,111 or $13.76 per square foot. The total cost was $2,735,269. The building had: 135,443 square feet of gross floor area with room to expand another 65,000 square feet; open shelf capacity for 265,000 volumes; closed stack and storage capacity for 250,000 more volumes.

Source Tulsa City-County Library 1912-1991, Okt 027.476686 L125t 1992.