July 17, 1981: In one of the most infamous events in Missouri history, the suspended walkway collapsed in the lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency hotel, killing 114 people and injuring more than 200 others.
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.