June 16, 1989

Students from Lee’s Summit got the crinoid named Missouri’s official fossil. The little animal that looked like a plant lived in the ocean that once covered Missouri.


June 15, 1947

The U.S. Open was played at St. Louis Country Club and televised on KSD-TV. It was the first televised golf match in the nation. 


June 14, 1804

The Corps of Discovery was having a terrible time in western Missouri near present day Miami. The current of the river was so strong that they were running out of ways to get the boats upstream.


June 13, 1888

Missouri Valley College was founded at Marshall.


June 12, 1873

The side-wheeler Mary McDonald was tied up at Waverly when she caught fire and was destroyed.


June 11, 2007

Big bluestem was named by the state legislature as our official grass.  This followed the lobbying efforts of fourth graders at Truman Elementary school in Rolla.   


June 10, 1804

Lewis and Clark spent this day walking the prairies of central Missouri. They wrote of being impressed with the combination of good soil, grass, and an abundance of wild fruit near present day New Cambridge.  


June 9, 1928

30,000 people and 4,000 automobiles were on hand for the dedication of the new Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, MO. 


June 8, 1957

The Missouri Commission on Human Rights was created on this date.


June 7, 1836

The Platte Purchase added St. Joseph and the northwestern corner of Missouri to the original state which had a straight line for its western border. The bill to approve the purchase was introduced by Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton.