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5 Fun Facts About October 10 In Missouri History

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1. On October 10, 1933, in Kansas City, Missouri, the world-famous outlaw, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, was captured by FBI agents. He had been on the run for months after committing a string of violent crimes across the country.

2. In 1957, on October 10th, a major fire broke out at the Great Northern Hotel in Springfield, Missouri. The fire caused significant damage to the historic building, which was later restored and turned into an apartment complex.

3. October 10, 1917, marks the birth of Thelonious Monk, one of the most influential jazz pianists and composers of the 20th century. Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Monk spent much of his career performing and recording in Missouri.

4. On October 10, 1920, Missourians voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prohibition, with more than 800,000 votes in favor of the ban on alcohol. The measure took effect in Missouri in January of 1922 and remained in place until its repeal in 1933.

5. On October 10, 1976, a small plane carrying Missouri Governor Christopher "Kit" Bond and Lt. Governor Bill Phelps crashed near Kirksville, Missouri, killing Phelps and injuring Bond. The incident marked a tragic moment in Missouri politics and led to Bond's eventual rise to the governorship.
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