March 17, 1992

Columbia native Sam Walton is presented with the Medal of Freedom from President George H.W. Bush. The Hickman High School and Mizzou alum founded Walmart in 1962 and had become the richest man in America by 1985.


Memorial Union University of Missouri Cornerstone

November 29, 1922

The cornerstone was laid for the Memorial Union Tower at the University of Missouri. It is the last gothic structure that was erected in the United States.


June 23, 1902

This is the birthday of "The Coach," Don Faurot, the namesake of Mizzou's Faurot field.


Columbia Gardens Blossom

Enjoy the labors of area gardeners.


Homecoming at Mizzou. Photo courtesy University of Missouri.

November 30, 1916

The Mizzou football team beat Kansas 13-0 and finished their most profitable season to date. They made a profit of $11,490.96 for the year.


World State Fair in Missouri

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The J School in Columbia Missouri at Missouri University

September 14, 1908

On this date the School of Journalism was founded at the University of Missouri. It was the very first "J-school" in the world.