December 5, 1901

Innovator of animated cartoons, theme parks, and more, Walt Disney from Marceline and Kansas City was born on this day.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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

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