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5 Fun Facts About April 15 In Missouri History

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1. On April 15, 1861, the Confederate flag was raised over the Missouri State Capitol for the first time. This event marked Missouri's secession from the Union and the start of the Civil War in the state.

2. On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg. There were several passengers on board from Missouri, including John Jacob Astor IV, one of the wealthiest men in the world at the time.

3. On April 15, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, died in Warm Springs, Georgia. As news of his passing spread, people throughout Missouri and the rest of the country mourned the loss of the beloved leader.

4. On April 15, 1986, Missouri Governor John Ashcroft signed a bill creating the state's first income tax. Prior to this, Missouri had relied solely on sales and property taxes to fund state services.

5. On April 15, 2014, the Kansas City Royals played their first game at Kauffman Stadium after undergoing a $250 million renovation. The stadium, originally built in 1973, had been updated with new amenities and technology to improve the fan experience.
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