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5 Fun Facts About February 5 In Missouri History

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1. On February 5, 1865, Union forces led by General Alfred Pleasonton defeated Confederate forces at the Battle of Little Osage. This victory helped to secure Missouri's status as a Union state during the Civil War.

2. On February 5, 1901, the Missouri State Capitol building was engulfed in flames in a fire that destroyed much of the building. The building was later rebuilt and still stands today as a symbol of Missouri's history and government.

3. On February 5, 1945, Missouri-native Audie Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during World War II. Murphy is one of the most decorated soldiers in United States history and is a celebrated hero in Missouri.

4. On February 5, 1958, a plane carrying eight members of the Manchester United soccer team crashed while attempting to take off from Munich, Germany. Missouri native Duncan Edwards, who was a star player on the team, died as a result of the crash.

5. On February 5, 2012, the St. Louis Rams won their first professional football championship when they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI. The win was a historic moment for the city and fans of the team.
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