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5 Fun Facts About September 1 In Missouri History

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1. Missouri achieved statehood on September 1, 1821. After years of territorial status, Missouri officially became the 24th state in the Union on this day.
2. The infamous outlaw Jesse James was born on September 1, 1847, in Kearney, Missouri. James became notorious for his gang's robberies and crimes in the late 1800s.
3. On September 1, 1933, the world's first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, Missouri. The theater was called the "Automobile Movie Theater" and could fit up to 400 cars.
4. The Battle of Pilot Knob took place on September 1-27, 1864, during the American Civil War. Union soldiers held off Confederate forces in this battle, which ended with the Union soldiers successfully holding the area.
5. On September 1, 1906, the Liberty Memorial Association was founded in Kansas City, Missouri. The association aimed to create a memorial to honor those who served in World War I and eventually resulted in the construction of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.
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