October 26, 1909

A massive crowd gathers on the Cape Girardeau riverfront as President William Howard Taft’s flotilla arrives on the Mississippi River for a visit.


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October 25, 1999

On this date in Missouri history, a plane crash claims the life of Springfield professional golfer Payne Stewart.


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October 24, 1962

This date in Missouri history: Schools in Missouri are practicing emergency plans in case of a nuclear attack as the Cuban Missile Crisis heats up, affecting businesses and…


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October 23, 1992

This date in Missouri history: Two men wearing stocking masks and white overalls rob a Brinks Security guard at United Missouri Bank at 10 South Broadway in downtown St. Louis,…


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October 22, 1858

This date in Missouri history: The first eastbound Butterfield Overland Stage passed through Springfield on its return trip from San Francisco.


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October 21, 1942

The Ha Ha Tonka Mansion, built on the cliffs high above the Niangua River, catches fire, leaving behind the ruins that are still visible near Camdenton.


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October 20, 1803

The U.S. Senate approves the Louisiana Purchase that adds more than 800,000 acres of land – including what would become Missouri – to more than double the size of the United…


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October 20, 1803

This date in Missouri history. The U.S. Senate approves the Louisiana Purchase that adds more than 800,000 acres of land – including what would become Missouri – to more than…


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October 19, 1955

This date in Missouri history: The Globe-Democrat reported on the new Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The commander said the building was constructed in such a way…


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Eight Statues in Missouri

Our statues help us understand our history, and ourselves.


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