January 19, 1871

On this date, Hiram Leffingwell presented his plans for a huge city park west of Kingshighway in St. Louis.


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January 18, 1916

A meteorite weighing just over 1.3 pounds fell on a barn near Baxter in Stone County.


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January 17, 1854

The Mississippi was frozen over and a saloon keeper set up business in the middle of the river.


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January 16, 1911

Birthday of Baseball's most colorful character, Dizzy Dean.


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January 15, 1967

The Kansas City Chiefs appeared in the nation’s very first Super Bowl.


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January 14, 1790

Daniel Dunklin was born on this day. Dunklin was the fifth Governor of Missouri and is sometimes called the Father of Missouri Public Schools.


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January 11, 1944

Missourian James H. Howard got separated from his fighter group and, all alone, attacked a German flight of thirty planes.


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January 10, 1913

Henry Dorman of Liberal celebrated his 114th birthday on this date in 1913.


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January 9, 1809

On this date Moses Austin and Samuel Hammond Purchased 400 arpens of land to lay out the town of Herculaneum.


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January 8, 1863

The Second Battle of Springfield was fought during the Civil War.


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