February 17, 1857

Iron County was established on this date.


February 16, 1999

Police arrested several dozen people and maced many more when Fat Tuesday crowds got out of hand in St. Louis's Soulard Neighborhood.


February 14, 1789

Colonel George Morgan and seventy colonists established the city of New Madrid on this date.


February 13, 1890

Work was planned on the terrible streets in Crystal City. Men were hired, teams and equipment were lined up and assignments were made.


February 11, 1856

The United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the landmark Dred Scott case.


February 10, 1971

Satchel Paige was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.


February 5, 2012

The science and education worlds were buzzing about ten-year-old Clara Lazen from Kansas City.


February 2, 1952

Josephine Baker returned to Missouri to do a charity performance. A crowd of 8,000 turned out to see her.


February 1, 1902

Novelist, playwright, and short story writer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin.


January 29, 1944

The USS Missouri was launched was launched on this day.