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5 Fun Facts About April 29 In Missouri History

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1. On April 29, 1903, the St. Louis Cardinals played their first game as a professional baseball team. They lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1.

2. The deadliest tornado in Missouri history, known as the "Tri-State Tornado," hit on April 29, 1927. It killed 695 people and caused widespread destruction in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.

3. In 1948, Missouri Senator Stuart Symington introduced the first bill to create a United States Air Force Academy. The bill was eventually signed into law by President Truman on April 1, 1954.

4. On April 29, 1978, the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 in the longest game in Major League Baseball history. The game lasted 18 innings and took seven hours and 23 minutes to complete.

5. Missouri native Chuck Berry, often referred to as the "Father of Rock and Roll," died on April 29, 2017 at the age of 90. Berry's music, including hits like "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven," had a major impact on the development of rock music.
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