January 13, 1969

The young man from a background of extreme poverty was sworn in on this date to become the first Missouri Governor to serve consecutive terms. His name was Warren E. Hearnes.


January 12, 1997

Steve Fossett took off from Busch Stadium aboard his balloon "Solo Spirit" and set a world distance record when he landed in India.


January 9, 1890

Frank Boughton, a butcher in Hillsboro was offering fresh beef at 4 to 6 cents per pound.


January 7, 1856

The Mississippi River was frozen over, and people were walking across.


January 1, 1914

Missourians Tom Benoist and Tony Jannus began the first scheduled passenger airline service in America.