The Louisiana Purchase wins approval in the U.S. Senate. Land included in the legislation’s 800,000 acres will become the state of Missouri. 

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.

Photo credit: Mcconnell Map Co, and James McConnell. McConnell’s historical maps of the United States. [Chicago, Ill.: McConnell Map Co, 1919] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,