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.


February 15, 1978

St. Louisan, Leon Spinks, shocked the sports world when he beat Muhammad Ali in fifteen rounds for the World Heavyweight Crown. He and his brother, Michael, were the only brothers to ever hold world titles.


February 14, 1920

In Kansas City Rube Foster organized the Negro National League. Both St. Louis and Kansas City were among the original franchises.


Satchel Paige

February 9, 1951

Satchel Paige was signed to pitch for the St. Louis Browns at age 46. Between innings Paige lounged in a rocking chair near the dugout.


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.


Laura Ingalls Wilder

February 7, 1867

Birthday of writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder was born in Wisconsin but lived much of her life in Mansfield, MO.


Miller County Missouri

February 6, 1837

Miller County was formed on this date.


February 5, 1911

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


Kansas City Missouri

February 4, 1850

The “Town of Kansas” was incorporated in Missouri on this day. Today, we known it as Kansas City.


Jesse James Train Robbery Missouri

January 31, 1874

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