Agricultural and Mines Schools Created

On February 24, 1870, the State Agricultural College and the Rolla School of Mines were created through the University of Missouri. 

Kinderhook to Camden County

On February 23, 1843, the Name of the County of Kinderhook was changed to Camden.  

Candlelight Vigil in Springfield

On February 22, 2014, over 10,000 people in and around Springfield turned out for a candlelight vigil and marched to honor 10-year-old Hailey Owens, who had been murdered earlier in the week.

Allowance on Sugar

On February 21, 1947, The federal government had already allowed each household to purchase five pounds of sugar in the year’s first three months. Now they announced that families would be able to get a total of ten pounds more between April and the end of September. 

February 20, 1891 is the birthday of John Wesley Donaldson

February 20, 1891, is the birthday of one of the greatest baseball players of all time, John Wesley Donaldson, who was born in Glasgow, Missouri.  

J.J Restaurant Explosion

On February 19, 2013, $10,000 per bottle of wine and other items went up in flames when a worker broke a gas line at J.J.’s up-scale restaurant in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Somehow, only one person died in the explosion. 

Royal Smoke House BBQ

On February 18, 1927, The Weston Chronicle reported that the Royal Smoke House had a new brick oven out back and would be preparing barbequed meats – especially pork ribs, which had become very popular in the last few years. 

Iron County was Established

On February 17, 1857, Iron County was established. A special act by the Missouri Legislature led to the formation of Iron County, carved out of parts of Dent, Madison, Reynolds, St. Francois, Washington, and Wayne Counties.

February 16, 1766, is the birthday of Louis Valentin DuBourg

February 16, 1766, is the birthday of Louis Valentin DuBourg, the first Bishop of St. Louis.  

High School Basketball Superstar

On February 15, 1977, Kevin Williams of Nevada blocked 20 of Mt. Vernon’s shots in a high school basketball game.