Remarkable Missourians


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If you need a bit of costume inspiration for All Hallows’ Eve, how about adding in a little Missouri flavor? We’ve put together some iconic Show-Me State figures for you to emulate, along with lists of what you’ll need to pull off the costume. more

Oct 4, 2017 1:46 PM Life


Courtesy Grace United Methodist Church

The Methodist Conference in Cape Girardeau selected a young circuit rider, James H. Slavens, to start the first church of any kind in Springfield. The congregation he founded is still active at Grace United Methodist Church. more

Sep 15, 2017 10:46 AM Missouri History

Birthday of Rene August Chouteau. His father abandoned the family and poor Auguste's future looked grim. By age 14 he had founded the city of St. Louis and became one of the most influential men in history. more

Sep 7, 2017 11:48 AM Missouri History


Courtesy Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline says she “had a lovely life in Neosho and made many wonderful friends” with whom she still talks. “And I loved my teachers in high school,” she recalls. “I was on the high school cheerleading squad. It was a very sweet time for me." more

Aug 31, 2017 10:04 AM Life


Kansas City Star

Birthday of Joyce C. Hall from Kansas City who founded Hallmark Cards, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Hall of Fame, etc. more

Aug 29, 2017 11:44 AM Missouri History



Birthday of Margaret Brown in Hannibal, MO. She led an extremely interesting life—she was a passenger on Titanic and survived—which was made famous in the Broadway show and movie called The Unsinkable Molly Brown. more

Jul 18, 2017 1:10 PM Missouri History


Phyliss Ada Driver was born on this date. She performed and became a regular at the Gaslight Square where she was known as Phyllis Diller. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:05 PM Missouri History


Birthday of Louis Blanchette who founded St. Charles in 1769. more

Jul 11, 2017 11:39 AM Missouri History


Courtesy Library of Congress

A savvy deal negotiated with France more than two hundred years ago would set the stage for the first major challenge of this young nation. Someone—actually four someones—were called upon to oversee the expanse that would become Missouri Territory. more

Jun 26, 2017 5:19 PM Life



Birthday of sportscaster and analyst, Joe Buck from St. Louis. more

Apr 25, 2017 11:54 AM Missouri History


Courtesy Encyclopedia Britannica

Charles Lindbergh flew the first air mail run between St. Louis and Chicago. His employer, Robertson Aircraft Company of St. Louis would grow into American Airlines. Lindbergh crashed twice on this St. Louis to Chicago run. more

Apr 14, 2017 1:31 PM Missouri History


Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

On this night, fireman Phelim O'Toole became a legend. The Southern Hotel was on fire and about a dozen people were trapped beyond the reach of ladders. O'Toole swung on a rope to reach tied-together bedsheets... more

Apr 11, 2017 1:21 PM Missouri History


Courtesy of the National World War I Museum and Memorial

100 years ago in April, Missourians and other Americans left home to fight in the First World War. Here are their stories. more

Apr 4, 2017 1:31 PM Life

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Courtesy of Paul Harvey Jr.

Paul Harvey Jr. fills us in on some of the backstory behind Paul Harvey's marriage and the radio icon's Missouri ties. more

Mar 31, 2017 1:35 PM The Back Story


Missouri Legends

Birthday of perhaps Missouri's greatest artist, George Caleb Bingham from Franklin, Arrow Rock, and St. Louis, MO. more

Mar 20, 2017 1:01 PM Missouri History



Mountain man, Jim Bridger was born. He made many discoveries in the west and established Fort Bridger which was an extremely important outpost for westward pioneers. Prior to his adventures he had been a farmer near present day Kansas City. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:11 PM Missouri History


Courtesy of Siphiwe Baleka

Fitness coach Siphiwe Baleka created a fitness program for a unique group of Americans who don't get many chances to exercise: long haul truck drivers. more

Mar 15, 2017 1:11 PM Life

Henry Dorman of Liberal celebrated his 114th birthday. Having been born eleven months prior to the death of George Washington, he had lived during the lifetimes of every single President of the United States. more

Jan 10, 2017 12:27 PM Missouri History


Harry Katz

Discover Matt Forir’s quest to put Missouri geology on the map. more

Jun 23, 2015 2:21 PM Life


Bruce Stidham

In Lebanon, Missouri, Stephanie Hasty uses literature and life to teach her students about acceptance. more

Mar 30, 2015 4:59 PM Life


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