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5 Fun Facts About October 7 In Missouri History

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1. In 1862, Confederate forces under General Sterling Price won a decisive victory over Union troops at the Battle of Perryville near Boonville, Missouri.
2. On October 7, 1910, the St. Louis Cardinals won their first World Series by defeating the Philadelphia Athletics 3-2 in Game 7 at Philadelphia's Shibe Park.
3. In 1949, President Harry Truman visited his hometown of Independence, Missouri to dedicate a new airport named in his honor - the Harry S. Truman Regional Airport.
4. The Show-Me State Games were first held on October 7, 1985 in Columbia, Missouri. The annual summer sports festival draws thousands of participants and spectators from across the state.
5. Oct. 7, 2018, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill announced her decision to vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after sexual assault allegations were made against him.
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