March 1, 1887

The court in Daviess County ordered the building of the famous rotating "Squirrel Cage Jail" in Gallatin. 


Woody Adkins Puts Traditional Country Music on the Air in Columbia

For the last 17 years, Woody has hosted country music programs on KOPN. He began his Midnight Country show, which aired Sundays from midnight to 3…


February 18, 1930

Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. She took off from Bismarck, Missouri and flew to St. Louis.


Get to Know Our State’s Sparkling Wines

Doug believes there is a popular misconception that Missouri sparkling wines are always sweet—not to say there is anything wrong with a sweet wine.…


Kirkwood Missouri

February 8, 1853

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


February 5, 1911

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


Columbia’s Museums Will Amaze

Boost your cultural IQ and have a great time while doing it at Columbia’s museums.


Jesse James Train Robbery Missouri

January 31, 1874

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


How Healthy Are Missourians? Here’s Our Health Report

Recent health trends show that Missourians have challenges when it comes to obesity, smoking, and drug usage. A person’s residence, zip code, and…


January 29, 1841

Several new counties were formed on this date including Adair, Andrew, Bates, Camden, Dade, Dallas, Grundy, Holt, Jasper, Osage, Ozark, Saint Clair,…