December 15, 1912

Tony Jannus made a historic trip on this date. He became the first person to deliver beer by airplane. He flew the bubbly cargo from St. Louis to the Mayor of New Orleans.


November 23, 1867

It was reported that New Yorkers in Kansas City hotels were hoping to eat some buffalo meat. One hotel restaurant served them roast pork and, thinking it was buffalo, they went away happy.


November 10, 1911

A flock of 200 turkeys were driven into Mountain Grove by G. W. Pool and one or two helpers. They were raised on Mr. Pool's place near Manes, 23 or 24 miles away.


October 23, 1826

The historic military facility at Jefferson Barracks was given its present name.  Previously, it was known as Camp Adams. 


October 22, 1922

The Kansas City Monarchs beat Babe Ruth and his all-star team in Kansas City.  


October 14, 1886

The Buffalo Reflex reported that, "The Kansas prodigals continue to return to old Dallas (County) thoroughly disgusted with that windy and grasshopper country."


October 12, 1837

The steamboat Chariton—which previously sank at the mouth of the Gasconade and was raised, sank at Independence and was raised, blew her boiler in St. Louis killing twelve and was repaired—sank in Euphrasie Bend near Glasgow on this date.


October 7, 1817

The second steamboat to ever be in St. Louis arrived on this date. It was the steamboat Constitution. 


September 20, 1948

Three policemen and one bystander were killed in what came to be known as Kansas City’s Paseo Massacre.  


September 18, 1880

The Kansas City Star was established and published its first edition.