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5 Fun Facts About February 20 In Missouri History

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1. In 1872, the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City was destroyed by a fire. It was rebuilt and still stands today as a prominent landmark in the state.

2. On February 20, 1920, Missouri became the 11th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.

3. In 1965, civil rights activist Malcolm X gave a speech at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, urging students to join the struggle for racial equality.

4. In 1983, Kansas City hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium. The American League won the game 13-3.

5. On February 20, 2008, a deadly tornado outbreak struck the state of Missouri, causing severe damage and multiple fatalities. The town of Pierce City was particularly hard hit, with several homes and businesses destroyed.
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