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5 Fun Facts About December 4 In Missouri History

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1. On December 4, 1917, Missouri became the first state to adopt a workers' compensation law. This law provided benefits to workers who were injured on the job, and it paved the way for similar laws to be passed in other states.

2. In 1948, the Kansas City Chiefs were founded as the Dallas Texans, changing their name to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963. They have won two Super Bowls (1969 and 2020) and have been one of the most successful NFL franchises in history.

3. On December 4, 1967, famous singer and musician Jimi Hendrix made his debut in Kansas City, Missouri at the Municipal Auditorium. The show was part of his first US tour as a solo artist.

4. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri was completed on December 4, 1965. The 630-foot-tall structure was built to commemorate the westward expansion of the United States, and it has become a symbol of the city and the state.

5. On December 4, 1821, Missouri became the 24th state to join the Union. It was the first state west of the Mississippi River to be admitted, and it played a crucial role in the westward expansion and settlement of the United States.
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