April 13, 1936

It was a warm spring day! Thermometers in Kansas City were reading 113 degrees.


April 8, 1969

The Kansas City Royals played their first game on this day. They beat the Minnesota Twins at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City.


April 7, 1939

Democrat political boss, Tom Pendergast, was indicted on income tax charges. Prior to this he had almost complete control of Kansas City and the state Capitol was known as "Uncle Tom's Cabin


March 29, 1827

The Jackson County Court convened for the first time. It contracted for the building of a two-room log courthouse which was completed that year and still stands today. Built by slaves, this old courthouse was for 40 years the only one between Independence and the Pacific Ocean. It also served for several years as the office of Harry Truman when he was serving as a judge.


March 22, 1940

Henry Perry died in Kansas City and turned his legendary barbecue restaurant over to Charlie Bryant.


9 Relics You Can See in Missouri

From the jacket worn by Mark Twain to Truman's famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign, you can find these historical icons within the borders of the Show-Me State.


February 14, 1920

In Kansas City Rube Foster organized the Negro National League. Both St. Louis and Kansas City were among the original franchises.


February 4, 1850

The “Town of Kansas” was incorporated in Missouri on this day. Today, we known it as Kansas City.


January 26, 1945

An era ended on this date when "Boss" Tom Pendergast died. With his Kansas City Democrat machine he controlled Missouri politics for years.


Inside the 50th Miss Black America Pageant

The 50th Anniversary Miss Black America Pageant celebrates black beauty, empowerment, and positivity in a national TV special with Kansas City hospitality on display.