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5 Fun Facts About June 28 In Missouri History

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1. In 1778, the Battle of Monmouth took place during the American Revolutionary War. Although not fought in Missouri, the battle is considered significant in Missouri history as it involved a number of soldiers from Missouri, including Captain Moses Broxon and Colonel Jonathan Pettibone.

2. In 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs issued the infamous "extermination order," calling for the expulsion of all Mormons from the state. This led to the forced migration of thousands of Mormons, who eventually settled in Utah.

3. In 1948, a flood of historic proportions struck Missouri, causing widespread damage and displacement. The flood was caused by heavy rains that fell across the state, and resulted in the deaths of 13 people.

4. In 1967, boxer Jerry Quarry defeated Floyd Patterson in a heavyweight bout held in New York City. Quarry was born in Bakersfield, California, but spent a significant portion of his career training and fighting in Missouri.

5. In 1985, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 1-0 in a game that is considered one of the greatest pitching duels in baseball history. Cardinals pitcher John Tudor and Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden engaged in a nine-inning battle that featured just five hits and 25 strikeouts between them. Tudor emerged victorious after Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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