March 13, 1861

Nathaniel Lyon took command of the St. Louis Arsenal on this day.


February 23, 1945

Lieutenant Harold George Schrier, a Missourian, led a group of US Marines up Mount Suribachi and, on this date, planted a flag at her top signaling the great victory at Iwo Jima. Schrier was born at Corder, MO and want to school at Lexington, MO.


November 11, 1918

Today in Missouri (and world) history is Armistice Day. World War I ended today. Missouri Life proudly salutes the service of our veterans across the country.


The Man Who Killed Quantrill

The residents of Lawrence, Kansas, would never forget what happened on August 21, 1863, if indeed they were lucky enough to survive. The reason for the bloody raid that left nearly two hundred men dead and caused between $1 million and $1.5 million in damage (in 1863 dollars) is still the subject of speculation.


October 23, 1826

The historic military facility at Jefferson Barracks was given its present name.  Previously, it was known as Camp Adams. 


January 29, 1944

The USS Missouri was launched was launched on this day.