February 18, 1930

Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. She took off from Bismarck, Missouri and flew to St. Louis.


Frozen Mississippi River St. Louis

January 17, 1854

The Mississippi was frozen over and a saloon keeper set up business in the middle of the river.


Henry Dorman

January 10, 1913

Henry Dorman of Liberal celebrated his 114th birthday on this date in 1913.


The Honey War Map Iowa Missouri Border

January 3, 1851

The exact northern border of Missouri was established thus ending the dispute which had led to the Honey War in 1839.


December 14, 1911

Today in Missouri history, it was reported that the rabbit market had been ruined by warm weather. They were selling for only two cents each in south Missouri.


November 15, 1915

On this date, Sikeston High School toppled Kennett in football, 147-0.


Magic Fingers Relaxation System Massage

November 14, 1916

John Joseph Houghtaling was born on this day in Kansas City. He invented the Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed, a common feature in mid-priced hotels and motels from the 1960s to 1970s. "Hey, gotta quarter?"


August 14, 1936

It might have been a good idea to sleep on the porch or in the park. On this day the temperature in Kansas City was 113 degrees.


June 22, 1874

Doctor Andrew Taylor of Macon, Missouri founded the Osteopathic medicine movement on this day.


June 21, 1923

In an early attempt at networking before the days of broadcast networks President Warren G. Harding's speech from the annual national assembly of Rotary Clubs in St. Louis was sent by telephone lines from KSD radio to other stations in the U.S.