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5 Fun Facts About January 28 In Missouri History

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1. The Battle of La Camposine took place on January 28, 1862, during the Civil War. Union forces engaged Confederate troops in a fierce battle in Missouri's Little Dixie region, resulting in a Union victory.

2. On January 28, 1913, the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City was dedicated. The building, which features a distinctive dome, has been a prominent landmark in the city for over a century.

3. In 1936, Missouri Governor Guy B. Park was impeached and removed from office on charges of bribery and corruption. Park was the first governor in the state's history to be impeached.

4. On January 28, 1974, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Gibson had a storied career with the Cardinals, winning two Cy Young Awards and leading the team to two World Series championships.

5. The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded on January 28, 1859, by philanthropist Henry Shaw. The garden, which covers over 79 acres, is now a world-renowned center for botanical research and education.
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