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5 Fun Facts About March 9 In Missouri History

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1. In 1865, a group of Confederate raiders led by William Quantrill attacked the town of Fayette, Missouri. The raiders burned most of the town and killed several civilians, including the town's mayor.

2. On March 9, 1880, the Missouri State Legislature passed a law creating the State Industrial Home for Girls in Chillicothe. The reform school was established to provide a "home-like environment" for troubled girls who had been neglected or abused.

3. In 1985, a tornado tore through the town of St. Charles, Missouri, causing significant damage and killing three people. The tornado was classified as an F3, with winds of up to 165 mph.

4. March 9, 1921, marked the beginning of the largest labor strike in Kansas City history. The strike involved thousands of workers, including streetcar operators, factory workers, and miners, and lasted for more than two months.

5. On this day in 2009, the Missouri Tiger basketball team defeated the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 championship game. The Tigers won 73-70 in a thrilling contest that featured a game-winning three-pointer by Kim English. The victory secured Missouri's first conference championship in 16 years.
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