September 16, 1875

The Golden Rule Merchant, James Cash Penney was born in Nettleton, near present day Hamilton. 


September 15, 1858

Hannibal-LaGrange College opened as the LaGrange Male and Female Seminary.  


September 14, 1992

John Vincent scaled the Gateway Arch using suction cups. He then BASE jumped from the top.


September 13, 1860

General John J. Pershing was born in Laclede.  


September 12, 1874

St. Louis dedicated a monument to General Nathaniel Lyon on this date. Lyon was the first Union General to be killed in the Civil War.


September 11, 1806

Lewis and Clark were out of meat and had to stop to send out hunters before they could continue. They were near the mouth of the Nodaway River.


September 10, 1934

Baseball Hall of Famer Roger Maris was born on this day. He played for both the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals.  


September 9, 1901

The first Missouri State Fair was held in Sedalia. Previously the fairs were held in Boonville.


September 8, 1842

Phoebe Couzins was born in St. Louis. She went on to become one of the first female lawyers in the United States and the first woman to be appointed to the US Marshall. She earned a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and she is now buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. 


September 7, 1880

The city of Blue Springs was incorporated on this date.