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5 Fun Facts About November 3 In Missouri History

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1. The first recorded election in Missouri took place on November 3, 1820, as the newly-formed state participated in the United States Presidential Election. The election was won by James Monroe, who carried every state except Massachusetts, which he only lost by a small margin.

2. On November 3, 1896, William McKinley was elected to his second term as President of the United States. McKinley carried Missouri by a large margin over his opponent, William Jennings Bryan, part of a national trend of voters siding with McKinley's policies of economic growth and stability.

3. November 3, 1905, marked the birth of Harry S. Truman in Lamar, Missouri. Truman would go on to become the 33rd President of the United States and lead the country through the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.

4. On November 3, 1956, the Missouri Tigers football team faced off against the Colorado Buffaloes in a memorable game that saw the Tigers come back from a 20-point deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter. The game ended in a 7-7 tie.

5. The historic Katy Trail State Park, which spans more than 240 miles across Missouri, was officially opened on November 3, 1990. The former railroad corridor has become a popular destination for walkers, hikers, and bikers, offering scenic views of the Missouri River and the state's countryside.
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