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.


January 28, 1817

Governor William Clark authorized a territorial lottery. It was to use profits to purchase fire equipment for the territory’s capital city, which was St. Louis.


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.