February 15, 1978

St. Louisan, Leon Spinks, shocked the sports world when he beat Muhammad Ali in fifteen rounds for the World Heavyweight Crown. He and his brother, Michael, were the only brothers…

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February 14, 1920

In Kansas City Rube Foster organized the Negro National League. Both St. Louis and Kansas City were among the original franchises.

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Your Guide to the Best of Missouri Life Market Fair Vendors

Meet the vendors who'll be selling their wares at the 2019 Best of Missouri Life Festival.

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February 9, 1951

Satchel Paige was signed to pitch for the St. Louis Browns at age 46. Between innings Paige lounged in a rocking chair near the dugout.

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February 8, 1853

The state Legislature approved the incorporation of "Kirkwood Association" which was the first planned suburban community in the United States.

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February 7, 1867

Birthday of writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder was born in Wisconsin but lived much of her life in Mansfield, MO.

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February 6, 1837

Miller County was formed on this date.

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February 5, 1911

Missouriís second capitol building in Jefferson City (fourth overall) was burned to the ground due to a lightning strike.

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February 4, 1850

The “Town of Kansas” was incorporated in Missouri on this day. Today, we known it as Kansas City.

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January 31, 1874

The first Missouri train robbery by the James Gang took place on this date.

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