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February 2, 1682

LaSalle looked across the Mississippi River on this day and saw what is now Missouri. The first European to do so.


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From Graffiti to Murals For Children

A Kansas City graffiti artist applies his skills to a mural for Mercy Children's Hospital.


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January 26, 1940

The 9:00 AM premier of Gone With the Wind at the Midland in downtown Kansas City caused "a magnificent traffic jam."


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January 24, 1903

A shootout occurred in Union, Missouri following the robbing of the Union Bank. A posse of citizens followed the robbers on horseback, and Pinkerton detectives and doctors were…


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January 23, 1887

William Greenleaf Eliot died on this day. He was a co-founder of Eliot Seminary which became Washington University. He was the grandfather of St. Louis author, T.S. Eliot.


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January 19, 1965

Un-manned Gemini spacecraft (built in St. Louis) orbited earth and was successfully recovered.


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January 12, 1948

The law enacting the ban on married teachers was lifted though many communities continued to have a de facto rule in place.


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Farm to Table with Wayne Vanderwert

Wayne Vanderwert took up cooking for a simple reason. "I like to eat," he says.


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December 25, 1934

About 68,000 Depression Era poor were fed a free Christmas meal at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.


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