April 28, 1911

Monett expected to be "flying high" according to the Monett Times. They were pinning their hopes on the new airplane industry and the Monett Aeroplane Company.


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April 27, 1865

The Nation's worst maritime disaster happened on the Mississippi a fair piece south of Cape Girardeau.


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April 26, 1921

The oldest radio station west of the Mississippi began audio broadcasting. This St. Louis University station claims to be the second oldest station in America. It actually began…


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April 25, 1969

Birthday of sportscaster and analyst, Joe Buck from St. Louis.


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April 24, 1942

C.H. Laessig died on this day. Early in 1905, he opened the first gas station in the United States at 418 South Teresa in St. Louis.


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April 23, 1819

On this date the newspaper, Missouri Intelligencer and Boonslick Advertiser became the first to be printed west of St. Louis. This was important because of the town's (Franklin's)…


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April 22, 1944

Millionaire balloonist and adventurer Steve Fossett was born on this day. In 1968, he received an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis,…


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April 19, 1812

James S. Rollins was born on this day. Many recognize Rollins as the Father of the University of Missouri.


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April 18, 1880

Known by old timers as "the day that Marshfield blew away," an F-4 tornado struck Marshfield and killed 99. 100 more were injured.


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