A riot resulting in $5 million in damages unfolded on this date at the Missouri State Penitentiary. Four inmates died and 50 experienced injuries. None escaped. 

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: Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. Cellblock at the oldMissouri State Penitentiary, now a museum, in Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri. -03-19. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/2021756067/.