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5 Fun Facts About April 6 In Missouri History

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1. In 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs signed the infamous "Extermination Order" which authorized the forced expulsion of all Mormons from the state. This led to a series of violent clashes between Mormons and non-Mormons, culminating in the 1838 Haun's Mill Massacre in which 18 Mormons were killed.

2. In 1862, the Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee. This bloody and exhausting two-day battle was one of the bloodiest of the Civil War, with over 23,000 casualties.

3. In 1929, the city of St. Joseph was hit by a devastating tornado that killed 17 people and injured over 200 more. The tornado caused over $2 million in property damage and destroyed many homes and businesses.

4. In 1957, the Missouri General Assembly passed the Missouri Plan, which created a non-partisan selection process for judges in the state. Today, the Missouri Plan is widely regarded as a model for judicial selection across the United States.

5. In 2018, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted on a felony charge of invasion of privacy in connection with allegations that he had taken a sexually explicit photo of a woman without her consent. Greitens ultimately resigned from office before the case could be fully adjudicated.
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