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5 Fun Facts About November 14 In Missouri History

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1. On November 14, 1903, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MK&T) inaugurated its new passenger service between St. Louis and San Antonio, Texas.

2. The Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world's leading botanical research institutions, was founded in St. Louis on November 14, 1859, by philanthropist Henry Shaw.

3. On November 14, 1957, the first Pizza Hut restaurant opened in Wichita, Kansas, by brothers Dan and Frank Carney, who were students at Wichita State University. The restaurant chain later expanded to Missouri and other states.

4. In 1820, Congress passed the Missouri Compromise, which allowed Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but also prohibited slavery in the remaining territory north of the 36°30' parallel, which became known as the "Missouri Territory". This compromise helped ease tensions between the North and South, but ultimately failed to prevent the Civil War.

5. On November 14, 1940, William F. Buckley Jr., a renowned author, journalist, and conservative political commentator, was born in New York City. Buckley later founded the National Review magazine, and was a prominent figure in American politics until his death in 2008. He also had ties to Missouri, having studied at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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