January 19, 1965

Un-manned Gemini spacecraft (built in St. Louis) orbited earth and was successfully recovered.


January 12, 1948

The law enacting the ban on married teachers was lifted though many communities continued to have a de facto rule in place.


Great Depression St. Louis

December 25, 1934

About 68,000 Depression Era poor were fed a free Christmas meal at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.


Tony Jannus, Lemp Brewery, Beer Delivery

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.


Jefferson Barracks St. Louis

October 23, 1826

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


Kansas City Monarchs

October 22, 1922

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


Buffalo Reflex

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.