June 10, 1929: The University of Kansas City, home of the 'Roos, was founded. Later on, in 1963, the school joined the University of Missouri system and assumed its new name: The University of Missouri 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.