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Sarah Buckner is Freed From Jail: February 5, 1857

This date in Missouri history in 1857 was the scheduled execution date for a Mrs. Sarah Buckner, who, along with her daughter, was accused and convicted of killing her second husband with an ax.

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Bollinger County was Established

On March 1, 1851, Bollinger County was established on this date.