July 6, 1763

Maxent, Laclede and Company of New Orleans was granted the exclusive rights to trade with American Indians in the Mississippi Valley on this day. Hence, Laclede and his stepson…


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July 5, 1861

The Battle of Carthage was fought and the Confederates had their first victory.


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July 4, 1863

About ten thousand people gathered for an Independence celebration and to see a balloon ascension in St. Louis. Southern sympathizers in the crowd clashed with Union Soldiers and…


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July 3, 1869

The Burlington Bridge at Kansas City, also called the Hannibal Bridge, was completed. It was the first bridge ever built across the Missouri River.


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July 2, 1993

Beautiful Royals Stadium was re-dedicated as Kauffman Stadium.  


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July 1, 1904

The Olympic Games began in St. Louis.    


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June 30, 1870

The famous steamboat race between the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee began in New Orleans on this date, at 5 PM. It was a 1200 mile upstream race to St. Louis, and the record of 3…


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June 29, 1842

Jasper County's new courthouse was completed on this date at a total cost of $398.50, or about $11,000 in today's currency. (Note: the image shows a slightly later iteration of…


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June 28, 1902

It was announced that Frank James had decided to live again in Kearney, MO along with his wife. He also stated (through his attorney) that his aged mother was planning to live…


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June 27, 1825

George Sibley and his party departed from St. Charles on this day to survey what would become the Santa Fe Trail.


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