Birthday of Dr. Benoist Troost. He was Kansas City’s first physician, founded their first newspaper, and started the city’s Chamber of Commerce. Troost Avenue is named for him.

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.