- ... that it took two weeks and 23 vessels to free the battleship Missouri after she ran aground (pictured) on January 17, 1950?
- ... that as a Major League Baseball scout for decades, Al LaMacchia would not use computers, radar guns, or stop watches as scouting tools, saying, "I trust my eyes"?
- ... that U.S. President George H. W. Bush nominated Alfred C. Sikes to be chairperson of the FCC instead of Sherrie Marshall because Sikes was thought to have a better relationship with Congress?
- ... that the steamboat Arabia was missing for 132 years before it was discovered 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the Missouri River under 45 feet (14 m) of mud?
- ... that in 1885, Bug Holliday became the first baseball player to make his Major League debut in post-season play?
- ... that Burgers' Smokehouse is a California, Missouri-based seller of cured and smoked meats, including bacon- and hickory smoked, salt cured country hams, a specialty of the Ozarks?
- ... that, during a period of widespread family ownership in the industry, the Falstaff Brewing Corporation (brewery pictured) was one of the few publicly traded breweries in the United States?
- ... that the Forest Park Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, was once owned by Harold Butler, founder of the restaurant chain Denny's?
- ... that former Governor of American Samoa Gatewood Lincoln was the first cousin once removed of Abraham Lincoln?
- ... that, at the turn of the 20th century, the third largest winery in the world was Stone Hill Winery from the Hermann wine region of Missouri?
- ... that bones of Hypsibema missouriensis, the state dinosaur of Missouri, have only been found in Bollinger County, Missouri?
- ... that news director Brad Boyer of Missouri radio station KIRK received a Distinguished Service Award from the MSHSAA in 2008 for his "lifelong contributions to the ideals of interscholastic activities"?
- ... that, at the time of its 1914 construction, the Railway Exchange Building (pictured) was the tallest building in St. Louis, Missouri?
- ... that radio station KRMS in Osage Beach, Missouri, was once partly owned by then-U.S. Senator John Danforth?
- ... that, in 1888, Henry Porter pitched the only no-hitter in the two-season existence of the Kansas City Cowboys Major League Baseball franchise?
- ... that former Major League Baseball player Kid Durbin, who was a baker at a restaurant after his athletic career, died only one day after his 57th birthday due to coronary thrombosis?
- ... that Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills, Missouri, does not have any recreational facilities because its founder wanted a passive park?
- ... that it is unclear who designed the Majestic Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, due to conflicting records on the building's plans and permits?
- ... that industrialist and inventor William Edenborn (pictured) once tried to use monkeys to harvest cotton on his experimental farm in Louisiana?
- ... that political boss Tom Pendergast made future DNC chair William M. Boyle a precinct captain even though he was too young to vote?
- ... that Arthur Barret, the 22nd mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, died after serving only eleven days in office?
- ... that the first wine region established as an American Viticultural Area was the Augusta AVA in Augusta, Missouri, which was selected eight months before Napa Valley, California?
- ... that the statue The Naked Truth, in Compton Hill Reservoir Park, was made of bronze instead of white marble to de-emphasize its nudity?
- ... that the King road drag, a road grader widely used across North America for grading dirt roads in the early 20th century, was invented by David Ward King?
- ... that Alphonso Boone (pictured), grandson of Daniel Boone, started a ferry in Oregon that ran from 1847 until 1954?
- ... that, when St. Louis city officials blocked the expansion of the company that would become known as Burroughs Corporation, Alvan Macauley packed the entire factory into boxcars and sent it overnight to Detroit?
- ... that, after her Baby Tooth Survey showed kids took in strontium-90 from nuclear fallout, Louise Reiss' son picked up the phone and heard the caller say, "This is John Kennedy, can I talk to your mom?"
- ... that Basil W. Duke became the chief consul and lobbyist for the L&N Railroad after the American Civil War, even though he had led many efforts in destroying their property during the war?
- ... that Bearcat Stadium of Northwest Missouri State University originally opened in 1917 and is the oldest stadium of any NCAA Division II school?
- ... that American electric blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Cash McCall has evolved in musical styles from gospel to soul to the blues?
- ... that architect Frank Lloyd Wright called St. Louis, Missouri's Wainwright Building, built by Ellis Wainwright in 1890–92, "the very first human expression of a tall steel office-building as Architecture"?
- ... that German-born U.S. soldier Christian Steiner was one of 32 soldiers who received the Medal of Honor for battling against Cochise and the Apache Indians in the Chiricahua Mountains in 1869?
- ... that, while on location in Alaska shooting the 1933 film Eskimo, Academy Award winner Clyde De Vinna was rescued from carbon monoxide poisoning because he was using his short wave radio?
- ... that Daniel Page, the second mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, helped finance the construction of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad?
- ... that Edgar Buchanan, probably best remembered as Uncle Joe Carson from the Petticoat Junction and Green Acres television sitcoms of the 1960s, was a dentist before becoming an actor?
- ... that, in 1930, Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to be milked while flying in an airplane?
- ... that in 1899, Major League Baseball rookie Jimmy Williams (pictured) set a Pittsburgh Pirates team record with his 27-game hitting streak?
- ... that John Houghtaling created the Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed, which reached its peak of popularity in the 1960s, earning US$2 million in gross revenue each month, 25 cents at a time?
- ... that, in early 1941, Johnny Sturm broke into the New York Yankees lineup after two future Baseball Hall of Famers went into slumps?
- ... that Joseph McCoy, a 19th century cattle baron, is often cited as the inspiration for the phrase "The Real McCoy" because pledged to get Texas ranchers a good price for their Longhorn cattle if they drove them from Texas to Kansas on the Chisholm Trail?
- ... that entrepreneur Ralph D. Foster and his partner started Missouri radio station KGBX (now KSGF) in 1926 to advertise their Firestone Tires dealership?
- ... that in 1958, female professional wrestlers Kay Noble, Lorraine Johnson, Penny Banner, and Laura Martinez pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting a riot when they began fighting outside of the ring?
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