March 21, 1928

President Coolidge presented Charles Lindbergh with the Congressional Medal of Honor.


March 14, 1871

Barton County Missouri filed a lawsuit against Wyatt Earp claiming that he did not surrender the tax money and fees he had collected for local schools.


March 13, 1861

Nathaniel Lyon took command of the St. Louis Arsenal on this day.


March 5, 1946

Winston Churchill delivered the famous "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton.


February 23, 1945

Lieutenant Harold George Schrier, a Missourian, led a group of US Marines up Mount Suribachi and, on this date, planted a flag at her top signaling the great victory at Iwo Jima. Schrier was born at Corder, MO and want to school at Lexington, MO.


February 16, 1763

The Treaty of Paris gave England and Spain most of North America. This left Places east of the Mississippi to the British and the Louisiana Territory went to Spain. Frenchmen, afraid of British rule, rushed to the Missouri area.


February 13, 1859

The first railroad across the state was completed between Hannibal and St. Joseph. On this date the eastbound section was joined with the westbound section at Chillicothe.


February 12, 1804

Birthday of Robert Campbell who, with William Sublette, founded the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. He became one of the richest men in St. Louis. His home, Campbell House is now a Museum.


February 9, 1839

The Geyer Act established public schools in Missouri and the University of Missouri.


February 2, 1682

LaSalle looked across the Mississippi River on this day and saw what is now Missouri. The first European to do so.