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Old 11-27-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Books That Once Belonged To Thomas Jefferson Found In Missouri Library

A founding father’s books discovered in Missouri library | Need to Know | PBS


Largest Known Prime Number

Largest known prime number discovered in Missouri - BBC News



Malcolm Blevins (1885-1974)
Versailles,Missouri
Actor " The Pace That Kills "


Ancient Shark Fossil Found In Missouri Cave

Ancient Shark Fossil Discovered in Missouri's Smallin Cave – Caving News



Roxie Mankins (1892-1949)
Versailles,Missouri
Actress, " Flames Of Wrath "


Halsey Melone (1923-1996)
Missouri
Television Writer


Pittsburgh Steamboat Found In Missouri Field

Sunken Pittsburgh Steamboat Possibly Found In Missouri Field « CBS Pittsburgh



James Ostrander (1948-2002)
Kansas City,Missouri
Actor, " I was A Zombie For The FBI "
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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John Colter (1774-1812)
First mountain man

John Colter The First Mountain Man - True West Magazine


John Colter (1774 - 1812) - Find A Grave Memorial



Robert Cromwell (1916-1983)
Kansas City,Missouri
Actor " The Defenders "

Elmer Napier (1889-1957)
Missouri
Actor " Across The Wide Missouri "


Andrew " Cap " Tilles (1865-1951)
St.Louis,Missouri
Philanthropist
By 1914, he owned 25 horse racing tracks across the United States, the most of any investor in U.S history.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Tilles



W.H Clune (1862-1927)
Hannibal,Missouri
Producer
In 1915, he purchased 40 acres of land near Hollywood Memorial Park and built a soundstage for making movies.

William H. Clune (1862 - 1927) - Find A Grave Memorial



Jellyfish Discovered In Missouri

Video: Freshwater jellyfish discovered in Missouri - CityNews



Ancient Sites Discovered In Missouri

Stone Pages Archaeo News: Ancient sites discovered in Missouri



Dolly Jarvis (1892-1963)
Missouri
Actress, " Around The World In Eighty Days "


Patricia Patrick (1911-1983)
Missouri
Actress, " Around The World In Eighty Days "
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The last baseball game Lou Gehrig played in was an exhibition game in Kansas City on June 12, 1939, against the Kansas City Blues.


1857 Earthquake ?


On October 8, 1857, at 4:20 am, St.Louis reported an earthquake with two distinct shocks seven minutes apart. The first being the most violent and was followed by a deep,loud rumbling sound like underground thunder. During the interval between the two concussions, a meteor of unusual size and brilliancy shot across the sky from the south towards the north.



FATAL MISSOURI ELEVATOR ACCIDENTS


March 4, 1892, 7:00 am, Rohan Bros.Boiler Factory St.Louis

St. Louis, MO Elevator Accident, Mar 1892 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in Tragedy, Disasters, Fires, Floods


January 13, 1904, 5:45 pm, Brown Shoe Company St.Louis

St. Louis, MO Brown Shoe Company Elevator Accident, Feb 1904 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in Tragedy, Disasters, Fires, Floods



March 2, 1908, 1:30 pm, Federal Building Kansas City

Kansas City, MO Elevator Accident, Mar 1908 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in Tragedy, Disasters, Fires, Floods



August 3, 2013, St.Charles Street Downtown St.Louis
Musician Bob Reuter fell 18 feet to his death when he entered a dark 100 year old elevator that wasn't there.
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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During the Civil War, Missouri, especially St.Louis, was infested with spies and saboteurs. Here is one I thought was interesting. He was due to be shot in St.Louis but got a pardon from Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.

George S.E. Vaughn 1823-1899

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George S.E. Vaughan (1823 - 1899) - Find A Grave Memorial


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The Day Lincoln Signed It

Abraham Lincoln's Last Day


Thomas Lowry (Lincoln researcher alters date on another soldier's pardon)

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...n_acclaim.html







This spy got a pardon from Lincoln too, but it came too late.

James Morgan Utz (1841-1864)
Bridgeton,Missouri

James Morgan Utz (1841 - 1864) - Find A Grave Memorial

I think I remember seeing his grave, I know someone buried in that cemetery. Seems like I know people in all these cemeteries, especially Jefferson Barracks, I know at least 30 buried there. The last time I was at Jeff Barracks I couldn't find a grave and was pulled off to the side reading the map. A deer came up and poked his nose thru my window, he just stood there waiting for a snack, I never saw such a fearless deer, it was like being in a petting zoo. People must be feeding him for him to be that bold. Anybody else encounter deer like that at Jefferson Barracks ?



Jack Tenney (1898-1970)
St.Louis,Missouri
Songwriter/Politician/Anti-Communist Leader

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Tenney



Wilton Graff (1903-1969)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actor

Wilton Graff (1903 - 1969) - Find A Grave Memorial



Frank Shellenback (1898-1969)
Joplin,Missouri
Actor/Baseball Player, " Alibi Ike "

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Old 12-01-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Ty Cobb's brother, Paul, played for the Joplin Miners and batted .373 in 140 games with 34 steals in 1908. He was drafted by the St.Louis Browns.


In 1937, nearly 75,000 people registered as unemployed in St.Louis, 30,000 in Kansas City.


Revere,Missouri, is a village in Clark County founded on October 22, 1887, by the Santa Fe Railroad. It was probably named in honor of Paul Revere. According to the 2010 census the population was 79.


Norman Mayes (1902-1973)
Kansas City,Missouri
Actor, " I Walked With A Zombie "


Gil Reade (1919-1999)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actor, " Escapes "


Mary Tiffany (1917-1986)
Kansas City,Missouri
Actress, Laverne And Shirley


Rufus L. McDonald (1919-1988)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actor, " Here Come The Girls "
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:05 PM
 
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There were 89 generals and admirals from Missouri during WWII.


Henry Armstrong (1912-1988)
Professional Boxer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Armstrong



Peter Heisser 1937
St.Louis,Missouri
Actor, Father Knows Best


George P. Vierheller (1882-1966)
St.Louis,Missouri
Director of the St.Louis Zoo from 1922-1966.
He built a theatre for his chimpanzees, dressed them in costumes and taught them to count, smoke cigarettes and ride bicycles. He gave Marlin Perkins his first job, sweeping the zoo's sidewalks.


Charlie Parker (1920-1955)
Kansas City,Missouri
Composer/Saxophonist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker



Jarone Bakewell (1919-1995)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actor who appeared in Rifleman and Perry Mason.


Nellie " Alaska Nellie " Lawing (1873-1956)
Buchanan County,Missouri
Hunter/Trapper/Miner

Nellie Neal "Alaska Nellie" Trosper Lawing (1873 - 1956) - Find A Grave Memorial



William Gibberson (1919-1994)
St.Louis,Missouri
Actor, " Kennedy "


Walt Wilhelm (1893-1981)
Trenton,Missouri
Champion archer who is credited with being the first to put a twist on feathers when fletching an arrow. He and his brother Ken put on all kinds of exhibitions and were famous all over the country. They would shoot biscuits and cigarettes out of each other's mouths and buttons off each other's heads. Ken once shot an arrow 758 yards using a foot bow.
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Horace E. Dimick (1809-1874)
He was a gunsmith in St.Louis during the civil war.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Dimick



Buster Wiles (1910-1990)
Caruthersville, Missouri
Actor, " High Sierra "


Mary Jane Higby (1909-1986)
St. Louis, Missouri
Actress

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jane_Higby



Ted Gundy (1925-2015)
Memphis, Missouri
Army Sniper

Ted Gundy and Gibbs 1903A4 Sniper Rifle

In Memory of Ted Gundy -- MEMPHIS FUNERAL HOME, MEMPHIS, MO



William Dollar (1907-1986)
St. Louis, Missouri
Actor, " The Goldwyn Follies "


John William Akard (1875-1947)
Polk County, Missouri
He was a sharpshooter that could shoot marbles out of the air.

The sharpshooter and the bank robber - CCHeadliner.com: Opinion


John William "Bill" Akard (1875 - 1947) - Find A Grave Memorial





The Killing Of Brice Mayfield

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Beulah Poynter (1886-1960)
St.Joseph, Missouri
Actress/Writer, " Hearts Of Men "


Bernarr MacFadden (1868-1965)
Mill Springs, Missouri
Producer/Director/Writer. He was a physical fitness expert inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The ice storm of January 26-28, 2009, knocked down 145 miles of power lines in southeast Missouri.


On July 21, 1915, as a rookie with the Boston Red Sox, Babe Ruth hit a home run over the right field bleachers at Sportman's Park in St. Louis that cleared Grand Boulevard and landed on the sidewalk 470 feet from home plate. That was the first of the confirmed tape measure home runs in baseball.


Hal Keene (1921-1961)
St. Louis, Missouri
Professional Wrestler


Jody Maxwell 1945
Kansas City, Missouri
Actress, " Outlaw Ladies "


Patricia Farr (1913-1948)
Kansas City, Missouri
Actress, " This Gun For Hire "


Ralph Peer (1892-1960)
Independence, Missouri
Talent Scout/Record Producer

Ralph Sylvester Peer (1892 - 1960) - Find A Grave Memorial
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Old 12-05-2016, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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aliasfinn - all of your 'Interesting Missouri Facts' posts are at 9:05PM. Couldn't help but notice!
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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aliasfinn - all of your 'Interesting Missouri Facts' posts are at 9:05PM. Couldn't help but notice!
I have to use the computer at work because the one I have at home is too slow. Six other people use it and I'm the last one to leave so that's my time on it, kind of like a coffee break. I noticed a couple of the posts I made were at the exact same time so just for the fun of it I try to time them all at that hour. Strange that you see them posted at 9:05, aren't you in Missouri ? I post at 11:05 even though the citydata is showing me 12:05 on my posts. I've been an hour behind ever since the clocks went back.
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