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John Joseph Houghtaling was born on this day in Kansas City. He invented the Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed, a common feature in mid-priced hotels and motels from the 1960s to 1970s. "Hey, gotta quarter?" more

Nov 13, 2016 7:49 PM Missouri History

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Photo Credit: Blue Mountains City Library

Rolla Wells purchased the first car ever owned by a US mayor. more

Jul 27, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

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Photo Credit: Cassia Noelle via Flickr Creative Commons

The ice cream cone is born. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

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