William J. Stone portrait

Governor William J. Stone is Born: May 7, 1848

Missouri's 28th governor William Joel Stone was born on this date in 1848. Stone is the only figure to have served as Representative, Senator, and Governor of Missouri.


James S. Rollins

James Sidney Rollins is Born: April 19, 1812

James S. Rollins was born on this day. Many recognize Rollins as the Father of the University of Missouri.


The 1907 University of Missouri Basketball team that played the Border War game.

The Border War Reaches the Basketball Court: March 11, 1907

The University of Missouri Tigers met the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team for the first time, beginning the basketball Border War. Missouri won 34–32. They played again the very next day and Missouri won 34–12.


Missouri History Today December 22, 1899: List Reveals Parker Hall Time Capsule Contents

Missouri History Today December 22, 1899: List Reveals Parker Hall Time Capsule Contents


Don’t Let This Event Fly By

Butterflies aren’t only beautiful, they’re beneficial. They do a wide range of environmental good, including pollination, natural pest control, and as a food source for birds and other insect-eaters. You can learn more at an engaging event.


A. Ross Hill named President of the University of Missouri

On December 27, 1908, A. Ross Hill was named President of the University of Missouri on this date. He was responsible for much of the university’s growth, including building the “White Campus” and expanding the Extension Division, the Graduate Program, and the College of Education.


A basketball with the Missouri State Flag in the background.

January 14, 1906

On this date in Missouri history: The University of Missouri played its very first basketball game defeating Central Methodist. The overall record that year was 10-6 including two wins over Kansas. 


Another Heyday for Hemp

A once substantial Missouri cash crop makes a comeback.