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5 Fun Facts About April 18 In Missouri History

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1. The first recorded tornado in Missouri history occurred on April 18, 1829. It hit the town of New Madrid and caused significant damage to buildings and homes.

2. In 1861, the Missouri State Convention voted against secession from the Union, becoming a border state during the American Civil War. This decision was made on April 18.

3. On April 18, 1880, George Caleb Bingham, a prominent Missouri artist, passed away at the age of 66. Bingham is best known for his paintings depicting life on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

4. In 1906, a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck San Francisco, California. While this event did not occur in Missouri, it did have an impact on the state as many refugees from the disaster sought shelter in St. Louis. This influx of people led to the formation of a new community in St. Louis called Little Hollywood. The first refugees arrived on April 18.

5. On April 18, 1923, the first indoor baseball game was played in St. Louis at the Municipal Auditorium. The game was played between the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Browns and ended in a 3-3 tie. Indoor baseball never became a popular sport, but this game remains an interesting piece of Missouri history.
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