Moonshine still in the woods to illustrate Missouri history on the day Prohibition went into effect.

January 16, 1919

This date in Missouri history. A tragic day for Missouri’s wineries and breweries: Alcoholic drinks were prohibited across the nation. Then came stills in the hills.

Illustrating corporal punishment, a teacher swats a student's hand with a plastic ruler.

January 15, 1889

The Missouri Reform School was founded at Boonville. (Its existence would be used as a common childhood threat for generations to come.)

A basketball with the Missouri State Flag in the background.

January 14, 1906

On this date in Missouri history: The University of Missouri played its very first basketball game defeating Central Methodist. The overall record that year was 10-6 including two wins over Kansas.