This Date in Missouri Senate History


This Date in Missouri Senate History is a periodic feature that highlights a specific date in history that either relates to or was made by the Missouri Senate.

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January

Jan. 1, 1851

This is part of the first week of the 16th General Assembly.

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Jan. 2, 1859

Today marks the end of the first week of the First Session of the 20th General Assembly.

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Jan. 3, 1827

The Fourth General Assembly comes to a close.

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Jan. 4, 1860

The Missouri General Assembly puts in the place actions to create Missouri’s first board of education.

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Jan. 5, 1857

Trusten Polk becomes Missouri governor, but only serves briefly.

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Jan. 6, 1943

This is the opening day of the Regular Session of the 62nd General Assembly.

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Jan. 7, 1861

Today marks beginning of the second week of the Regular Session of the 21st General Assembly.

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Jan. 8, 1863

Missouri senators reach the third week of the Regular Session of the 22nd General Assembly.

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Jan. 9, 1865

This is the beginning of the third week of the Regular Session of the 23rd General Assembly

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Jan. 10, 1867

This is the beginning of the second week of the First Session of the 24th General Assembly.

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Jan. 11, 1865

Missouri abolishes slavery.

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Jan. 12, 1868

This marks the end of the first week of the Adjourned Session of the 24th General Assembly.

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Jan. 13, 1875

Former Missouri Sen. Michael Kinney of St. Louis, Missouri’s longest-serving state senator, is born.

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Jan. 14, 1869

Lawmakers reach the second week of the Regular Session of the 25th General Assembly.

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Jan. 15, 1870

This begins the second week of the Adjourned Session of the 25th General Assembly.

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Jan. 16, 1860

Lawmakers reach the final day of the Adjourned Session of the 20th General Assembly.

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Jan. 17, 1857

Columbia Baptist Female College, now known as Stephens College, is first incorporated.

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Jan. 18, 1871

Lawmakers start the third week of the Regular Session of the 26th General Assembly.

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Jan. 19, 1873

Lawmakers reach the end of the third week of the Regular Session of the 27th General Assembly.

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Jan. 20, 1874

Today marks the end of the second week of the Adjourned Session of the 27th General Assembly.

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Jan. 21, 1826

This is the final time the Missouri Senate would meet in St. Charles.

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Jan. 22, 1875

This is the beginning of the third week of the Regular Session of the 28th General Assembly.

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Jan. 23, 1829

The Legislature creates the Missouri State Library.

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Jan. 24, 1877

Today marks the beginning of the third week of the Regular Session of the 29th General Assembly.

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Jan. 25, 1837

The Legislature creates the Missouri State Medical Association.

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Jan. 26, 1849

The Jackson-Napton resolutions are introduced in the Missouri Senate.

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Jan. 27, 1879

This is the end of the third week of the Regular Session of the 30th General Assembly.

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Jan. 28, 1853

The Legislature grants charter to Christian University in Canton.

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Jan. 29, 1881

This is the middle of the fourth week of the Regular Session of the 31st General Assembly.

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Jan. 30, 1863

The Legislature incorporates Mission Free School of St. Louis.

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Jan. 31, 1883

Today marks the beginning of the second month of the Regular Session of the 32nd General Assembly.

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February

Feb. 1, 1885

This marks the beginning of the fifth week of the Regular Session of the 33rd General Assembly.

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Feb. 2, 1837

The Bank of the State of Missouri is chartered.

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Feb. 3, 1887

This is the beginning of the second month of the Regular Session of the 34th General Assembly.

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Feb. 4, 1889

This is the beginning of the sixth week of the Regular Session of the 35th General Assembly.

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Feb. 5, 1911

Lightning destroys Missouri’s second State Capitol building.

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Feb. 6, 1891

This is the middle of the fifth week of the Regular Session of the 36th General Assembly.

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Feb. 7, 1893

This marks the end of the fifth week of the Regular Session of the 37th General Assembly.

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Feb. 8, 2007

Former Missouri Sen. and Lt. Gov. Harriet Woods passes away.

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Feb. 9, 1839

Missouri starts its own public school system.

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Feb. 10, 1895

Lawmakers move near the halfway mark of the Regular Session of the 38th General Assembly.

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Feb. 11, 1839

The University of Missouri is chartered by the state Legislature.

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Feb. 12, 1853

Lawmakers charter Boonville College.

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Feb. 13, 1897

This is the approximate halfway point of the Regular Session of the 39th General Assembly.

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Feb. 14, 1833

Missouri senators reach the final day of the First Session of the Seventh General Assembly.

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Feb. 15, 1843

Missouri senators advance through the First Session of the 12th General Assembly.

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Feb. 16, 1995

The Missouri Senate is sent House Bill 84, also known as “The Mule Bill.”

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Feb. 17, 1892

This marks the beginning of the Extra Session of the 36th General Assembly.

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Feb. 18, 1843

Lawmakers near the end of the First Session of the 12th General Assembly.

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Feb. 19, 1907

Smallpox makes its way through our state, en route to the Capitol.

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Feb. 20, 1907

The Missouri Senate adopts a resolution relating to a smallpox outbreak in the Show-Me State.

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Feb. 21, 1907

A smallpox outbreak could have led to ending the legislative session.

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Feb. 22, 1853

The Missouri Legislature grants charter to Washington University.

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Feb. 23, 1853

The Missouri Legislature charters Westminster College in Fulton.

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Feb. 24, 1870

Both the College of Agriculture and the School of Mines and Metallurgy are established by the Missouri General Assembly.

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Feb. 25, 1907

A smallpox outbreak continues in Jefferson City.

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Feb. 26, 1871

Former Missouri Sen. and Gov. Abraham Williams is born.

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Feb. 27, 1855

The Missouri Legislature places the Missouri School for the Blind under state control.

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Feb. 28, 1851

The Missouri General Assembly establishes the Missouri School for the Deaf.

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Feb. 29, 1872

This is the first known Leap Day on which the Legislature met.

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March

Mar. 1, 1855

Central Methodist College in Fayette is incorporated by the Missouri Legislature.

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Mar. 2, 1860

This is the fifth day of the Called Session of the 20th General Assembly.

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Mar. 3, 1857

This is the last Tuesday of the First Session of the 19th General Assembly.

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Mar. 4, 1849

A Missourian serves as U.S. president, if only for a day.

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Mar. 5, 1997

This is the 33rd day of the First Regular Session of the 89th General Assembly.

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Mar. 6, 1861

Lawmakers move toward the end of the First Session of the 21st General Assembly.

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Mar. 7, 1859

Lawmakers move toward the end of the First Session of the 20th General Assembly.

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Mar. 8, 1988

Missouri hosts its first presidential primary, after years of holding a caucus.

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Mar. 9, 1899

The State Historical Society of Missouri is incorporated.

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Mar. 10, 1868

Lawmakers are approximately two and a half months into the Adjourned Session of the 24th General Assembly.

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Mar. 11, 1859

We are near the end of the First Session of the 20th General Assembly.

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Mar. 12, 1849

The Missouri-Pacific Railroad is chartered.

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Mar. 13, 1915

The Missouri Commission for the Blind is created.

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Mar. 14, 1782

Thomas Hart Benton is born.

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Mar. 15, 1907

State representatives approve a Missouri Senate resolution that gives the Show-Me State the ability to let citizens draft initiative petitions and referendums to be determined on ballots.

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Mar. 16, 1868

Missouri senators are in the third month of the Adjourned Session of the 24th General Assembly.

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Mar. 17, 1905

Southwest Missouri State Teachers College is established in Springfield.

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Mar. 18, 1868

We are now multiple days into the Adjourned Session of the 24th General Assembly.

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Mar. 19, 1870

The First District Normal School is established by the Missouri General Assembly.

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Mar. 20, 1907

The Missouri Legislature establishes the Missouri Library Commission.

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Mar. 21, 1826

The Missouri General Assembly meets in St. Charles for the final time.

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Mar. 22, 1913

Missouri’s official state flag is adopted.

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Mar. 23, 1903

The Legislature passes a measure requiring licensing vehicles.

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Mar. 24, 1911

The Missouri General Assembly passes legislation to pay for a new Capitol.

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Mar. 25, 1905

The Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville is created by the Legislature.

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Mar. 26, 1845

This is the final Wednesday of the First Session of the 13th General Assembly.

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Mar. 27, 1845

This marks the second-to-last day of the First Session of the 13th General Assembly.

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Mar. 28, 1845

This is the final day of the First Session of the 13th General Assembly.

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Mar. 29, 1883

The Missouri General Assembly creates the State Board of Health.

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Mar. 30, 1927

The Missouri General Assembly passes legislation designating the bluebird as the official state bird.

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Mar. 31, 1875

Today marks the third day of the Special Session of the 28th General Assembly.

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April

Apr. 1, 1872

The last day comes for the 26th General Assembly’s Adjourned Session.

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Apr. 2, 1879

This is the 67th day of the Regular Session of the 30th General Assembly.

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Apr. 3, 1879

Today marks the 68th day of the Regular Session of the 30th General Assembly.

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Apr. 4, 1879

Lawmakers move toward the end of the Regular Session of the 30th General Assembly.

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Apr. 5, 1879

Missouri senators hold a rare Saturday session.

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Apr. 6, 1889

This is the 73rd day of the Regular Session of the 35th General Assembly.

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Apr. 7, 1877

Today marks the 79th day of the Regular Session of the 29th General Assembly.

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Apr. 8, 1889

Lawmakers enter the 74th day of the Regular Session of the 35th General Assembly.

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Apr. 9, 1909

This is the 64th day of the Regular Session of the 45th General Assembly.

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Apr. 10, 1929

This marks the 70th day of the Regular Session of the 55th General Assembly.

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Apr. 11, 1811

Charles Daniel Drake is born. The one-time state lawmaker is best-known for his action during the Civil War.

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Apr. 12, 1899

This is the 70th day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly.

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Apr. 13, 1931

This marks the 71st day of the Regular Session of the 56th General Assembly.

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Apr. 14, 1933

Today is the 79th day of the Regular Session of the 57th General Assembly.

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Apr. 15, 1933

Missouri senators gather for another Saturday session, one day before Easter.

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Apr. 16, 1941

Today marks the 70th day of the Regular Session of the 61st General Assembly.

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Apr. 17, 1802

Former lawmaker John Bullock Clark, Sr., is born.

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Apr. 18, 1941

This is the 72nd day of the Regular Session of the 61st General Assembly.

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Apr. 19, 1878

The first telephone exchange is established in Missouri.

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Apr. 20, 1835

St. Louis hosts the first Missouri railroad convention.

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Apr. 21, 1882

Today marks the third day of the Extra Session of the 31st General Assembly.

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Apr. 22, 1927

The Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men At Algoa is formed.

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Apr. 23, 1895

This is the beginning of the Extra Session of the 38th General Assembly.

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Apr. 24, 1931

A Missouri Senate bill is signed into law that creates the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Apr. 25, 1941

This is the 77th day of the Regular Session of the 61st General Assembly.

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Apr. 26, 1943

This marks the 64th day of the Regular Session of the 62nd General Assembly.

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Apr. 27, 1943

This is the 65th day of the Regular Session of the 62nd General Assembly.

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Apr. 28, 1943

Today marks the 66th day of the Regular Session of the 62nd General Assembly.

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Apr. 29, 1895

This is the fifth day of the Extra Session of the 38th General Assembly.

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Apr. 30, 1904

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, more commonly known as the World’s Fair, opens in St. Louis.

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May

May. 1, 1899

This marks the 84th day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly.

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May. 2, 1820

Delegates to Missouri’s first constitutional convention are elected.

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May. 3, 1999

Missouri senators gavel in for a rare Sunday session during the First Regular Session of the 90th General Assembly.

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May. 4, 1998

The Second Regular Session of the 89th General Assembly reaches its 63rd day.

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May. 5, 1775

Missouri’s first governor is born.

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May. 6, 1889

This is the 97th day of the Regular Session of the 35th General Assembly.

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May. 7, 1848

Former Missouri lawmaker William Stone is born.

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May. 8, 1884

Former Pres. Harry S Truman is born.

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May. 9, 1919

The final day of the Regular Session of the 50th General Assembly arrives.

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May. 10, 1871

The Missouri Legislature establishes Normal School No. 2 in Warrensburg.

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May. 11, 1887

Today marks the start of the Extra Session of the 34th General Assembly.

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May. 12, 1929

Missouri senators hold a Sunday memorial service.

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May. 13, 1807

Missouri’s territorial Legislature passes an act relating to divorce and alimony.

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May. 14, 1932

Missouri’s first female, African-American Missouri senator — Gwen Giles — is born.

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May. 15, 1861

This is the final day of the Called Session of the 21st General Assembly.

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May. 16, 1929

This is the 99th day of the Regular Session of the 55th General Assembly.

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May. 17, 1929

The 100th day of the Regular Session of the 55th General Assembly arrives.

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May. 18, 1929

This is the final Saturday of the Regular Session of the 55th General Assembly.

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May. 19, 1931

This is the second day of the impeachment hearing against former State Treasurer Larry Brunk.

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May. 20, 1879

The final day of the Regular Session of the 30th General Assembly arrives.

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May. 21, 1935

The 100th day of the Regular Session of the 58th General Assembly begins.

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May. 22, 1899

This is the last day of the Regular Session of the 40th General Assembly.

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May. 23, 1889

The 112th day of the Regular Session of the 35th General Assembly comes.

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May. 24, 1889

The final day of the Regular Session of the 35th General Assembly arrives.

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May. 25, 1935

This is the 104th day of the Regular Session of the 58th General Assembly.

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May. 26, 1971

This marks the 73rd day of the First Regular Session of the 76th General Assembly.

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May. 27, 1931

The 10th day of the impeachment trial comes against former State Treasurer Larry Brunk.

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May. 28, 1935

This is the final day of the Regular Session of the 58th General Assembly.

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May. 29, 1931

This marks the 12th day of the impeachment trial of former State Treasurer Larry Brunk.

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May. 30, 1939

This is the 105th day of the Regular Session of the 60th General Assembly.

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May. 31, 1953

Former Missouri Supreme Court judge, and Missouri state representative, Ronnie White is born.

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June

Jun. 1, 1931

This is the 14th day of the impeachment trial of former State Treasurer Larry Brunk.

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Jun. 2, 1862

Loyalty oaths are adopted in Missouri.

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Jun. 3, 1850

The Town of Kansas is incorporated.

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Jun. 4, 1812

Congress establishes the Territory of Missouri.

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Jun. 5, 1931

The impeachment trial of former State Treasurer Larry Brunk reaches its 18th day.

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Jun. 6, 1865

Missouri voters ratify the “Drake Constitution.”

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Jun. 7, 1887

This is the 20th day of the Extra Session of the 34th General Assembly.

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Jun. 8, 1872

The governor calls lawmakers back into Jefferson City.

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Jun. 9, 1813

James Minor is born.

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Jun. 10, 1929

The Legislature incorporates the University of Kansas City.

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Jun. 11, 1861

State leaders meet to decide Missouri’s involvement in the Civil War.

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Jun. 12, 1861

Missouri Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson issues a war proclamation.

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Jun. 13, 1887

This is the 24th day of the Extra Session of the 34th General Assembly.

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Jun. 14, 1921

This is the opening day of the Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jun. 15, 1861

Federal troops overtake Jefferson City in the early months of the Civil War.

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Jun. 16, 1887

This date marks the 27th day of the Extra Session of the 34th General Assembly.

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Jun. 17, 1916

The first African-American female to be elected to the Missouri Legislature is born.

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Jun. 18, 1941

This is the 115th day of the Regular Session of the 61st General Assembly.

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Jun. 19, 2003

The Missouri General Assembly commemorates Emancipation Day.

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Jun. 20, 1955

The flowering dogwood becomes Missouri’s official tree.

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Jun. 21, 1887

This is the 30th day of the Extra Session of the 34th General Assembly.

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Jun. 22, 1921

This governor adds to his call for the Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jun. 23, 1887

This is the 32nd day of the Extra Session of the 34th General Assembly.

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Jun. 24, 1872

This is the first day of the Called Session of the 26th General Assembly.

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Jun. 25, 1866

Lincoln Institute is incorporated.

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Jun. 26, 1872

This is the third day of the Called Session of the 26th General Assembly.

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Jun. 27, 1807

The Territorial Legislature passes a law allowing slaves to sue for freedom.

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Jun. 28, 1821

The final day of the First Extra Session of the First General Assembly arrives.

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Jun. 29, 1921

This is the 12th day of the Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jun. 30, 1949

The “Missouri Waltz” becomes our state’s official song.

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July

Jul. 1, 1917

Missouri’s first income tax takes effect.

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Jul. 2, 1887

This date marks the final day of the Extra Session of the 34th General Assembly.

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Jul. 3, 1919

The Missouri Senate ratifies the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

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Jul. 4, 1919

Lawmakers start to undo a major policy change they implemented just two years’ prior.

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Jul. 5, 1919

This is the fourth day of the Extra Session of the 50th General Assembly.

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Jul. 6, 1919

This is the first, known, time Missouri senators hold session on a Sunday.

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Jul. 7, 1919

Missouri senators move closer to undoing something put into law only two years before.

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Jul. 8, 1919

The Extra Session of the 50th General Assembly comes to a close.

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Jul. 9, 1941

This is the 130th day of the Regular Session of the 61st General Assembly.

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Jul. 10, 1941

Missouri senators spend one day on two appropriations bills.

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Jul. 11, 1941

This is the 132nd day of the Regular Session of the 61st General Assembly.

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Jul. 12, 1941

We revisit the last day of the Regular Session of the 61st General Assembly.

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Jul. 13, 1917

The Lead Belt Mining riot begins.

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Jul. 14, 1921

This marks the 23rd day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jul. 15, 1820

Former Missouri Gov., and Sen., Charles Henry Hardin is born.

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Jul. 16, 1921

This is the 25th day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jul. 17, 1933

Construction begins on the Jackson County Courthouse.

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Jul. 18, 1921

This is the 26th day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jul. 19, 1820 — Missouri’s first constitution is adopted.

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Jul. 20, 1921

This marks the 28th day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jul. 21, 1967 — The Missouri Legislature chooses to make Mozarkite the official state rock.

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Jul. 22, 1861 — Hamilton Gamble is appointed Missouri’s new governor.

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Jul. 23, 1940

The governor calls an extra session to fulfill funding obligations for the state’s share of Social Security.

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Jul. 24, 1940

This marks the third day of the Extra Session of the 60th General Assembly.

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Jul. 25, 1933 — The Missouri Department of Agriculture is created by the Missouri General Assembly.

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Jul. 26, 1921

This is the 33rd day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jul. 27, 1940

Missouri senators conclude the Extra Session of the 60th General Assembly.

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Jul. 28, 1921

Missouri senators correct an error made to a future ballot question.

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Jul. 29, 1921

This is the 36th day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jul. 30, 1921

Today marks the 37th day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Jul. 31, 1921

This is considered to be the day the Centennial Road Law is signed.

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August

Aug. 1, 1921

This is the 38th day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Aug. 2, 1921

This is the 39th day of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Aug. 3, 1921

Missouri senators near completion of the First Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Aug. 4, 1825

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Abraham J. Williams is sworn in as our state’s third governor.

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Aug. 5, 1861

Then-Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson issues a proclamation declaring Missouri a free republic.

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Aug. 6, 1956

We are a few days in between both the announcements of the nation’s first interstate highways and start of construction.

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Aug. 7, 1946

Today marks the 238th day of the Regular Session of the 63rd General Assembly.

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Aug. 8, 1854

This is the second day of riots in St. Louis relating to an election.

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Aug. 9, 1943

Lawmakers are approximately three weeks into a long break during the Regular Session of the 62nd General Assembly.

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Aug. 10, 1821

The day Missouri became the 24th state

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Aug. 11, 1945

This is one of the many breaks taken during the Regular Session of the 63rd General Assembly.

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Aug. 12, 1946

Missouri senators enjoy another extended break during the Regular Session of the 63rd General Assembly.

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Aug. 13, 2020

This is the sixth day of the First Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly.

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Aug. 14, 1951

This marks the end of a long adjournment break during the Regular Session of the 66th General Assembly.

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Aug. 15, 1951

This is the 92nd day of the Regular Session of the 66th General Assembly.

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Aug. 16, 1943

This is the 113th day of the Regular Session of the 62nd General Assembly.

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Aug. 17, 1845

Beginning of the state constitutional convention

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Aug. 18, 1943

This is the 115th day of the Regular Session of the 62nd General Assembly.

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Aug. 19, 1982

This is the fourth day of the Second Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 81st General Assembly.

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Aug. 20, 2007

The Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 94th General Assembly begins.

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Aug. 21, 2020

This is the seventh day of the First Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly.

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Aug. 22, 1977

This is the fifth day of the Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 79th General Assembly.

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Aug. 23, 1943

This marks the final day of the Regular Session of the 62nd General Assembly.

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Aug. 24, 1982

This marks the sixth day of the Second Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 81st General Assembly.

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Aug. 25, 1982

This is the seventh day of the Second Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 81st General Assembly.

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Aug. 26, 1946

This is the 240th day of the Regular Session of the 63rd General Assembly.

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Aug. 27, 1945

This marks the 100th day of the Regular Session of the 63rd General Assembly.

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Aug. 28, 1820

The first elections are held in Missouri, designating governor, lieutenant governor, state senators and representatives, congressmen and county officers.

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Aug. 29, 1933

The Missouri General Assembly ratifies what would become the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would end Prohibition.

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Aug. 30, 1852

Start of the First, or Extra, Session of the 17th General Assembly

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Aug. 31, 1920

Marie Byrum of Hannibal becomes the first Missouri woman to vote.

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September

Sep. 1, 1852

This is the third day of the Extra Session of the 17th General Assembly.

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Sep. 2, 1852

This is the fourth day of the Extra Session of the 17th General Assembly.

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Sep. 3, 1980

The Second Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 80th General Assembly begins.

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Sep. 4, 1793

This marks the day Edward Bates is born.

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Sep. 5, 2001

The Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 91st General Assembly begins.

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Sep. 6, 1937

The day the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole is established by the Legislature.

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Sep. 7, 1955

The Kansas City School District begins the process of desegregation.

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Sep. 8, 1969

Missouri senators begin the First Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 75th General Assembly.

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Sep. 9, 1901

The first Missouri State Fair is held.

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Sep. 10, 1972

The Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 76th General Assembly continues.

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Sep. 11, 2018

This is the second day of the Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly.

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Sep. 12, 1961

Former Gov., and Missouri Sen., Phil Donnelly passes away.

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Sep. 13, 2019

Missouri senators prepare to close out the Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly.

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Sep. 14, 2022

The Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly begins.

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Sep. 15, 2005

The Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 93rd General Assembly comes to an end.

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Sep. 16, 1817

The birth date of former State Rep. and U.S. Sen. Waldo Johnson

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Sep. 17, 1997

The Second Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 89th General Assembly moves into its sixth day.

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Sep. 18, 1820

The First Regular Session of the First General Assembly meets for the first time in St. Louis.

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Sep. 19, 2018

The Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly concludes.

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Sep. 20, 2022

Missouri senators move into the fourth day of the Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly.

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Sep. 21, 2011

Missouri senators move into the eighth day of the Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly.

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Sep. 22, 1954

Riots at the Missouri State Penitentiary begin.

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Sep. 23, 1975

Missouri senators look to address public transportation issues in Kansas City and St. Louis.

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Sep. 24, 1997

The Second Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 89th General Assembly comes to a close.

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Sep. 25, 1969

Missouri senators take a look at taxation.

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Sep. 26, 1977

The Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 79th General Assembly comes to an end.

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Sep. 27, 1972

Another extra session deals with taxation.

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Sep. 28, 1993

Missouri senators are in a break, during an extra session called over the flood of '93.

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Sep. 29, 1994

Missouri senators move into the second day of an extra session called for impeachment of a sitting secretary of state.

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Sep. 30, 1836

Lieutenant Gov., and former Missouri Sen., Lilburn Boggs becomes Missouri’s sixth governor.

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October

Oct. 1, 1826

Jefferson City is chosen as the permanent seat of state government.

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Oct. 2, 1820

The day both Thomas Hart Benton and David Barton are selected to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate.

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Oct. 3, 1957

Missouri senators near conclusion of an extra session aimed at changing rules regarding bonds.

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Oct. 4, 2022

Missouri senators conclude the Extra Session of the Second Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly.

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Oct. 5, 2022

Senate Bills 3 & 5 is signed into law.

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Oct. 6, 2011

Missouri senators work toward resolving several key points in the call for an extra session.

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Oct. 7, 1993

Missouri senators continue to work toward a solution, following the flood of '93.

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Oct. 8, 1945

The Regular Session of the 63rd General Assembly moves into its 120th day.

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Oct. 9, 1951

The Regular Session of the 66th General Assembly reaches its 106th day.

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Oct. 10, 1945

The Regular Session of the 63rd General Assembly now has 14 months to go.

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Oct. 11, 1949

This is the 80th day of the Regular Session of the 65th General Assembly.

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Oct. 12, 1949

This is the 81st day of the Regular Session of the 65th General Assembly.

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Oct. 13, 1993

Missouri senators meet in an extra session to determine the fate of the flood of '93.

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Oct. 14, 1949

The Regular Session of the 65th General Assembly takes another break.

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Oct. 15, 1945

The Regular Session of the 63rd General Assembly nears its halfway point.

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Oct. 16, 1945

Missouri senators vote to impeach a fellow member.

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Oct. 16, 2024

This is “Missouri Day,” which is created by the Legislature on March 22, 1915. “Missouri Day” is always celebrated on the third Wednesday in October.

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Oct. 17, 1933

The Extra Session of the 57th General Assembly begins.

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Oct. 18, 1965

This is the first day of the First Extra Session of the 73rd General Assembly.

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Oct. 19, 1857

Start of the Adjourned Session of the 19th General Assembly

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Oct. 20, 1857

Missouri senators begin the second day of the Adjourned Session of the 19th General Assembly.

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Oct. 21, 1861

The Rebel Legislature begins a history-making extra session.

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Oct. 22, 1953

Missouri senators look at addressing a critical drought.

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Oct. 23, 1983

The Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 82nd General Assembly reaches the end of its first week.

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Oct. 24, 1933

The Extra Session of the 57th General Assembly contains nearly two-dozen points from the executive branch.

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Oct. 25, 2011

Missouri senators wrap up the Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly.

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Oct. 26, 1965

Missouri senators move into the fourth day of the First Extra Session of the 73rd General Assembly.

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Oct. 27, 1838

The governor issues Executive Order 44, also known as the “Extermination Order.”

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Oct. 28, 1861

The Missouri General Assembly starts debate on a bill to secede from the Union.

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Oct. 29, 1861

The extra session of the Rebel Legislature moves into its second week.

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Oct. 30, 1983

This is the end of the second week of the Extra Session of the First Regular Session of the 82nd General Assembly.

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Oct. 31, 1861

The Confederate General Assembly starts session.

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November

Nov. 1, 1821

Saint Charles becomes the temporary home for state government.

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Nov. 2, 1865

Second day of the Adjourned Session of the 23rd General Assembly

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Nov. 3, 1992

Missouri voters see several ballot issues with implications to the Legislature.

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Nov. 4, 1822

Start of the Second General Assembly

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Nov. 5, 1796

Birth of former Missouri and U.S. Sen. Lewis Fields Linn

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Nov. 6, 1821

Second day of the Second Session of the First General Assembly

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Nov. 7, 1972

Missouri’s first female state senator is first-elected to the Missouri Senate.

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Nov. 8, 1855

This is the fourth day of the Adjourned Session of the 18th General Assembly.

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Nov. 9, 1865

This is the seventh day of the Adjourned Session of the 23rd General Assembly.

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Nov. 10, 1863

First day of the Adjourned Session of the 22nd General Assembly

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Nov. 11, 1863

This is the second day of the Adjourned Session of the 22nd General Assembly.

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Nov. 12, 1921

This begins the ninth day of the Second Extra Session of the 51st General Assembly.

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Nov. 13, 1970

Missouri senators start the Fourth Extra Session of the 75th General Assembly.

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Nov. 14, 1822

Missouri's Second General Assembly moves into its 10th day.

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Nov. 15, 1837

Missouri’s first State Capitol building burns.

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Nov. 16, 1824

This is the second day of the First Session of the Third General Assembly.

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Nov. 17, 1845

Missouri’s second constitutional convention begins.

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Nov. 18, 1828

The second day of the Fifth General Assembly

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Nov. 19, 1830

The fourth day of the Sixth General Assembly.

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Nov. 20, 1838

The governor delivers his biennial address to the Missouri General Assembly.

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Nov. 21, 1832

The Seventh General Assembly moves into its third day.

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Nov. 22, 1834

The Eighth General Assembly moves into its sixth day.

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Nov. 23, 1836

Third day of the Ninth General Assembly

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Nov. 24, 1838

Fifth day of the 10th General Assembly

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Nov. 25, 1840

Second week of the 11th General Assembly

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Nov. 26, 1842

Fifth day of the 12th General Assembly

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Nov. 27, 1844

Ninth day of the 13th General Assembly

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Nov. 28, 1846

Third week of the 14th General Assembly

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Nov. 29, 1795

Birth date of Robert William Wells, a former Missouri state representative who designs the state seal

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Nov. 30, 1855

The approximate middle-point of the Adjourned Session of the 18th General Assembly

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December

Dec. 1, 1863

The State Board of Agriculture is created

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Dec. 2, 1846

Missouri senators vote to go into secret session.

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Dec. 3, 1863

We are approximately one month into the Adjourned Session of the 22nd General Assembly.

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Dec. 4, 1865

This is the beginning of the second month of the Adjourned Session of the 23rd General Assembly.

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Dec. 5, 1822

Lawmakers are approximately halfway through the Second General Assembly.

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Dec. 6, 1871

The beginning of the Adjourned Session of the 26th General Assembly

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Dec. 7, 1871

Today marks the second day of the Adjourned Session of the 26th General Assembly.

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Dec. 8, 1871

This date marks the third day of the Adjourned Session of the 26th General Assembly.

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Dec. 9, 1824

The Missouri General Assembly passes the state's first liquor law.

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Dec. 10, 1970

This is the eighth day of the Fourth Extra Session of the 75th General Assembly.

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Dec. 11, 1855

This is the third-to-last day of the Adjourned Session of the 18th General Assembly.

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Dec. 12, 1839

A truce ends the “Honey War” between Missouri and Iowa.

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Dec. 13, 1865

This is another day of the Adjourned Session of the 23rd General Assembly.

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Dec. 14, 1796

Former Missouri Sen. Lilburn Boggs is born.

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Dec. 15, 1863

Missouri senators are approximately five weeks into the Adjourned Session of the 22nd General Assembly.

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Dec. 16, 1970

This is the 11th day of the Fourth Extra Session of the 75th General Assembly.

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Dec. 17, 1861

A test oath for state voters takes effect.

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Dec. 18, 1933

This is the 45th day of the Extra Session of the 57th General Assembly.

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Dec. 19, 1822

The Second General Assembly reaches its conclusion.

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Dec. 20, 1865

The first portion of the Adjourned Session of the 23rd General Assembly comes to an end.

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Dec. 21, 1970

This is the 14th day of the Fourth Extra Session of the 75th General Assembly.

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Dec. 22, 1933

This is the 49th day of the Extra Session of the 37th General Assembly.

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Dec. 23, 1852

The Extra Session of the 17th General Assembly continues.

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Dec. 24, 1852

The second half of the Extra Session of the 17th General Assembly continues.

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Dec. 25, 1848

The First Regular Session of the 15th General Assembly begins.

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Dec. 26, 1854

The second day of the First Session of the 18th General Assembly

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Dec. 27, 1838

The Missouri Legislature incorporates several new academic institutions.

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Dec. 28, 1852

The second day of the Second Session of the 17th General Assembly

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Dec. 29, 1856

The first day of the First Session of the 19th General Assembly

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Dec. 30, 1826

The Missouri General Assembly abolishes the whipping post, pillory and stocks as a means of punishment.

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Dec. 31, 1821

The governor signs the bill that makes Jefferson City the official, new state capital.

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