Independence Blast

On August 30, 1904, the Great Olympic Marathon debacle unfolds at the Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis, Mo.

February 28, 1983

The M*A*S*H finale ends with Missouri storylines. The television series was based on an award-winning movie directed by Kansas City’s Robert Altman and included local storytellers, from references to Independence, Mo.’s President Harry S. Truman and lead character Col. Sherman Potter reminiscing about his home in Hannibal.


Missouri is home to three stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail which tells the stories of people and institutions that sought equal rights for all.