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5 Fun Facts About December 15 In Missouri History

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1. On December 15, 1932, United States Vice President, Charles Curtis visited Kansas City, Missouri, where he attended a dedication ceremony at Liberty Memorial.

2. In 1976, on December 15, an F3 tornado struck Missouri causing considerable damage to properties in the state. The tornado primarily affected the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and was one of the worst in Missouri's history.

3. On December 15, 1947, Burrus Mill and Elevator Co., a Kansas City-based flour mill, suffered a massive explosion that destroyed the plant and killed 16 people. The disaster led to significant changes in workplace safety standards, particularly in the handling and storage of grain dust.

4. In 1965, on December 15, Singer and songwriter, Tim Reynolds was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. Although he is an American, Reynolds spent most of his childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where he learned to play the guitar.

5. Missouri Governor, Kit Bond was born on December 15, 1939. He served as the state's governor for four terms between 1973 and 1985, making him the longest-serving governor in Missouri's history. Bond also served as a U.S. senator from 1987 to 2011.
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