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5 Fun Facts About November 5 In Missouri History

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1. Birth of William Clark: On November 5, 1770, William Clark, famous for his expedition to the Pacific with Meriwether Lewis, was born in Caroline County, Virginia. Clark settled in St. Louis after the expedition and became the territorial governor of Missouri in 1813.

2. Missouri College Football: On November 5, 1892, the University of Missouri played its first college football game against Washington University in St. Louis. The Tigers won the game 22-0, and this marked the beginning of Missouri's long and successful football program.

3. Harry Truman Elected: On November 5, 1940, Harry S. Truman was elected to the United States Senate. Truman went on to become the Vice President under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and later the President himself when Roosevelt died in 1945.

4. Last Public Hanging in Missouri: On November 5, 1937, the last public hanging in Missouri took place in Bonne Terre. Forty-seven-year-old Walter Parker was convicted of murdering a deputy sheriff and was executed in front of a crowd of 2,500 people.

5. Missouri River Flooding: On November 5, 1998, the Missouri River flooded in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing widespread damage and putting the city under a state of emergency. The flooding was caused by heavy rainfall and resulted in extensive property damage throughout the city.
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