August 7, 1897

The Fats and the Leans squared off for a baseball game in Hermann 125 years. Which team prevailed?

August 6, 1929

The Lake of the Ozarks owes its existence to the Osage River and the construction of Bagnell Dam, which began on this date in 1929.

August 5, 1805

Missouri History Today is a regular feature of that chronicles the Show-Me State's history day by day. What dates, events, or accomplishments are we missing from our collection?

August 3, 1931

William Lear, the Hannibal, Mo. native most associated with the Lear Jet, is credited with getting the patent for the first car radio in 1931.

August 2, 1937

On this date in Missouri history in 1937, the final trolley car parade took Springfield residents across the city one last time before the trolleys were retired. 

July 22, 1875

Missouri brick magnate A.P. Green was born on this date in Jefferson City. A.P. Green bricks produced in Mexico, Mo., were fire resistant.

July 20, 1993

The Flood of '93 ravaged Missouri and the Midwest from April to October, with the biggest rainfalls coming in July. On this date, the Mississippi River in St. Louis topped 47 feet.

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August 10, 1821

Missouri became a state. St. Charles was designated as the temporary capitol until a permanent location could be established near the conjunction of the Missouri and Osage Rivers.