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5 Fun Facts About March 4 In Missouri History

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1. Missouri became a state: March 4, 1821, marked a significant day in Missouri's history as it became the 24th state of the United States. The state had a vibrant economy and was rapidly growing, which led to it being granted statehood. It was also the first state west of the Mississippi River to be admitted to the Union.

2. Kansas City established: On March 4, 1850, the Town of Kansas was officially incorporated, which would later become the thriving city of Kansas City. The city is home to the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs, and is known for its iconic barbecue restaurants.

3. First Missouri governor's mansion: On March 4, 1871, construction of the first Missouri Governor's Mansion began in Jefferson City. The mansion was completed and occupied by Governor Charles D. Hardin in 1873.

4. Missouri's First Capitol Building: On March 4, 1911, Missouri's first State Capitol Building, located in St. Charles, was declared a national monument. It was the site of the first legislative assembly of the state and served as its Capitol until 1826.

5. Major League Baseball comes to Missouri: On March 4, 1954, Major League Baseball came to Missouri when the St. Louis Browns officially became the Baltimore Orioles. The move paved the way for the St. Louis Cardinals to become the sole major league team in Missouri. The Cardinals have won 11 World Series championships throughout their history, making them one of the most successful franchises in MLB history.
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