June 23, 1902

This is the birthday of "The Coach," Don Faurot, the namesake of Mizzou's Faurot field.


June 22, 1874

Doctor Andrew Taylor of Macon, Missouri founded the Osteopathic medicine movement on this day.


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 sent by telephone lines from KSD radio to other stations in the U.S.


June 20, 1952

 Birthday of actor, John Goodman, who is from Affton, Missouri. His mother was a waitress at the famous Phil's Bar-B-Q in Affton.


June 19, 1913

Alberta Claire, "The Girl from Wyoming," was back in Missouri and on her way to an extended ride through the Ozarks.


June 18, 1812

The War of 1812 began. Nathan Boone and others formed military units and tension built between American Indians and European whites.


June 17, 1933

Pretty Boy Floyd and his gang were implicated in killing four policemen and their prisoner in front of the Union Station in Kansas City.  This event has come to be known as the Kansas City Massacre.  


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, 1859

Henry Shaw opened his botanical garden to the public on this day.


June 14, 1874

A big crowd of onlookers cheered as a "test elephant" was led across Eads Bridge. People believed that elephants could somehow sense whether or not a structure could support its weight. Eventually Eads ran 14 locomotives back and forth across the bridge while inspectors looked for signs of stress.