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5 Fun Facts About December 27 In Missouri History

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1. Missouri became a state on August 10, 1821. However, on December 27, 1836, the state capital was moved from St. Charles to Jefferson City due to its more centralized location in the state.

2. On December 27, 1943, the largest train disaster in Missouri history occurred in the city of Crush, killing 31 people and injuring over 100 more. The accident happened when two passenger trains collided head-on, causing multiple cars to derail and burst into flames.

3. In 1975, the Kansas City Chiefs played their first home playoff game in franchise history on December 27. The game was against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chiefs ultimately lost, but it was a historic moment for the team and the city.

4. The Missouri town of Independence is known for its connection to Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. Truman was born in the town on May 8, 1884, and on December 27, 1972, Truman's Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated in Independence.

5. On December 27, 2005, the Missouri River reached its highest level in over a decade due to heavy rainfall and melting snow. The flooding caused millions of dollars in damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure in the surrounding areas.
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