March 28, 1850

Kansas City is incorporated as a city. The city had three distinct “foundings” and three different names over its history. From Westport in 1830 to the Town of Kansas in later years, and eventually Kansas City in 1850, the city now has a population near 500,000 and is the 23rd largest city in the country.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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