Photo by 09er via Wikimedia Commons
May 22, 1962: Continental Airlines Flight 11 was headed for Kansas City when it blew up and fell near Unionville, MO. This was the first time in history that an airliner was sabotaged.
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.