August 3, 1976: Congressman, Jerry Litton and his family died in a plane crash near his farm home at Chillicothe. He was leaving to attend a primary victory celebration in Kansas City.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.