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5 Fun Facts About May 10 In Missouri History

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1. Missouri adhered to the 21st Amendment on May 10, 1933, making it one of the first states to legalize the sale of alcohol after Prohibition.

2. On May 10, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops in Irwinville, Georgia, ultimately leading to the end of the Civil War.

3. In 1824, the Missouri legislature passed a bill allowing for the establishment of the Missouri State Lunatic Asylum in Fulton, which later became known as Fulton State Hospital.

4. May 10, 1843 marked the first successful steam-powered American western boat voyage on the Missouri River, undertaken by the Steamboat Omega.

5. The Missourian city of Joplin was hit with a catastrophic EF-5 tornado on May 10, 2011, causing significant destruction and over 150 fatalities.
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