Paseo Bridge Closed

On November 19, 2010 the old Paseo Bridge in K.C. was closed in favor of its new replacement. 

Debut of Mickey Mouse

November 18, 1928, was the debut of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney was quoted as saying, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.” He was talking, of course, about Mickey Mouse, who made his debut in Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated film, Steamboat Willie. Disney’s impact on generations of children is impossible to measure, and his career started in Missouri.

Sports Car Procession

On November 17, 2019 fourteen-year-old Alec Ingram (Washington, MO) was dying of bone cancer.  His last wish was to have sports cars in his funeral procession. So, on this day, 4,500 sports cars and classic cars lined up and drove from Eureka to Washington and gave Alec the sendoff he had requested. 

SLU was Founded

On November 16, 1818, Saint Louis University is founded as the oldest college west of the Mississippi.

The Mud Bowl

On November 15, 1964, the drenching rains turned Sportman’s Park into a muddy mess.  The yard markers were obliterated and players became unrecognizable.  The Football Cardinals played the NY Giants in a 10-10 tie. The game will forever be remembered as The Mud Bowl. 

Paving of Route 66

On November 14, 1926 the paving of Route 66 between Springfield and Joplin was completed. For several years, getting between the two cities in southwest Missouri had been unusually complicated, as there was no direct route available.

Treaty of Fontainebleau

On November 13, 1762, Spain gained the Louisiana Territory from France in the Treaty of Fontainebleau. 

Brad Pitt in Springfield

On November 12, 1998 the stars came out at the Campbell 16 Cine in Springfield as Brad Pitt held the debut of his new film, Meet Joe Black, in his hometown.

Cursing Parrot

On November 11, 1930 newspapers were reporting that the new parrot at the St. Louis Zoo was cursing visitors and telling them to go to Hell. He would be removed from display. 

Kansas City Kings

November 10, 1974 is the first game of the NBA Kansas City Kings