January 18, 1916

A meteorite weighing just over 1.3 pounds fell on a barn near Baxter in Stone County.


January 17, 1854

The Mississippi was frozen over and a saloon keeper set up business in the middle of the river.


January 16, 1911

Birthday of Baseball's most colorful character, Dizzy Dean.


January 14, 1790

Daniel Dunklin was born on this day. Dunklin was the fifth Governor of Missouri and is sometimes called the Father of Missouri Public Schools.


January 11, 1944

Missourian James H. Howard got separated from his fighter group and, all alone, attacked a German flight of thirty planes.


January 10, 1913

Henry Dorman of Liberal celebrated his 114th birthday on this date in 1913.


January 9, 1809

On this date Moses Austin and Samuel Hammond Purchased 400 arpens of land to lay out the town of Herculaneum.


January 8, 1863

The Second Battle of Springfield was fought during the Civil War.


January 4, 1819

Henry Schoolcraft was exploring the Ozarks and this day was camped at the location of present day Springfield. His glowing description attracted many early settlers to the area.


January 3, 1851

The exact northern border of Missouri was established thus ending the dispute which had led to the Honey War in 1839.