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5 Fun Facts About November 11 In Missouri History

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1. Missouri Voters Approved the New State Capitol on Nov. 11, 1916: Missouri's State Capitol had moved to the new building in Jefferson City on Jan. 1, 1911 -- a few years before the cornerstone for the new structure had even been laid. But it wasn't until Nov. 11, 1916, that Missouri voters officially approved the appropriation of the money needed to finish the building. At the time, the $4 million price tag made it one of the most expensive state capitol buildings ever constructed.

2. Missouri Youth Advocates Promote Children’s Rights on Nov. 11, 2013: In 2013, the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council designated Nov. 11 as Children’s Rights day in Missouri. The group used the day to raise awareness about the importance of child welfare issues in the state -- including child abuse, neglect, and access to education.

3. Harry Truman Celebrated His 61st Birthday on Nov. 11, 1950: Though the Korean War was in full swing, President Truman managed to take a little time to celebrate his 61st birthday on Nov. 11, 1950. He received over 300 telegrams and letters for the occasion, with well-wishes from friends, family, and supporters from Missouri and beyond.

4. Missouri Women’s College Became the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Nov. 11, 1963: In 1963, the University of Missouri-St. Louis was established after the Missouri Women’s College was moved to St. Louis and merged with the University of Missouri system. The new campus was built on land donated by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and the first classes were held in 1965.

5. Missouri’s “Battle of the Bluegrass” Was Fought on Nov. 11, 1918: The Battle of the Bluegrass was the last battle of World War I fought by American forces before the Armistice was signed. The battle was fought in the Argonne Forest in France, and involved troops from Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Though it was a small battle, it was significant as the final engagement of the war for many Missourians serving overseas.
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