June 26, 1804

Lewis and Clark had now traversed the entire breadth of the future state of Missouri. They were at the present site of Kansas City and preparing to start north along the western…


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June 25, 1951

Kansas City’s beautiful Starlight Theatre hosted its very first opening night with the musical The Desert Song. However, before construction was finished on the $1.5 million…


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June 24, 1770

The first Catholic church was dedicated in St. Louis. It was a log structure that stood where the Old Cathedral stands today.


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June 23, 1966

On this date , H.W. Allen patented his new invention, the compound hunting bow. 


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June 22, 1884

The riverboat Montana wrecked on the St. Charles bridge.


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June 21, 1923

In an early attempt at networking before the days of broadcast networks President Warren G. Harding's speech from the annual national assembly of Rotary Clubs in St. Louis was…


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June 20, 1955

The flowering dogwood was chosen as Missouri's official tree.


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June 19, 2002

Steve Fossett circumnavigated the globe in 13 days, 8 hours, 33 minutes (14 days, 19 hours, 50 minutes to landing) and 20,626.48 statute miles by himself in the balloon, Spirit of…


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June 18, 1898


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June 17, 1927


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