July 7, 1928: For the first time in the history of the world, loaves of sliced bread were sold at a bakery called The Chillicothe Baking Company. The town continues to be very proud of this fact, as is displayed on their website, homeofslicedbread.com.
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.