March 2, 1781

Birthday of Nathan Boone. The explorer, community leader, and soldier lived at Femme Osage (Defiance) and Ash Grove, Missouri.


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March 1, 1893

At a meeting of the National Electric Light Association in St. Louis, Nikola Tesla made the first public demonstration of a new device called a radio.


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February 28, 1803

Congress set aside money on this date for a small military unit to explore the valleys of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers. Thomas Jefferson chose a childhood friend, Meriwether…


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February 27, 1849

Butler County was formed on this date.


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February 26, 1781

This the birthday of our third Governor. Abraham J. Williams was a one-legged shoemaker from Boone County who rose to prominence in the Missouri Senate before serving one short…


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February 25, 1976

Reporters were allowed to try the new Screamin' Eagle roller coaster at Six Flags in Eureka. At sixty-two miles per hour, it was the nation’s tallest, longest, and fastest…


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February 23, 1853

Westminster College chartered in Fulton on this date in Missouri history.


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