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5 Fun Facts About November 26 In Missouri History

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1. In 1925, Missouri-born Harry S. Truman took the oath of office as a judge on the Jackson County Court, his first elected position in government.

2. On November 26, 1862, Confederate General John S. Marmaduke's raid on Helena, Arkansas was repulsed by Union forces led by General Benjamin Prentiss. The battle resulted in heavy casualties on both sides.

3. Missouri native and baseball legend Yogi Berra, born in St. Louis in 1925, played in his first World Series on November 26, 1947, as a member of the New York Yankees.

4. In 1832, the first steamboat to navigate the Missouri River arrived in St. Louis on November 26. The Western Engineer had been built in Pittsburgh and was captained by Henry M. Shreve.

5. The first automobile race held in Missouri took place on November 26, 1901, in St. Louis. The event was won by Ransom Eli Olds, founder of the Oldsmobile car company.
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