July 7, 1879

Missouri lost a great treasure on this day. Artist George Caleb Bingham died in Kansas City.


Dog Days

Undoubtedly, 1904 was a big year for the hot dog. Its most famous topping, French’s yellow mustard, and the hot dog itself were both exposed to the masses at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. New York can claim French’s as its own, but the biggest hot dog purveyor at the fair was a Missourian.


June 17, 1933

Pretty Boy Floyd and his gang were implicated in killing four policemen and their prisoner in front of the Union Station in Kansas City.  This event has come to be known as the Kansas City Massacre.  


Our History Over There

100 years ago in April, Missourians and other Americans left home to fight in the First World War. Here are their stories.


March 17, 1804

Mountain man, Jim Bridger was born.


February 5, 2012

The science and education worlds were buzzing about ten-year-old Clara Lazen from Kansas City.