Happy 190th Birthday, Missouri

Did you know that today marks the 190th anniversary of Missouri becoming the 24th state? Happy Birthday MO!

Here are some online resources from the Secretary of State‘s office about our state’s history- including a tour of the Hall of Famous Missourians and a Flickr account. The Missouri History Museum also has a Flickr account with great photos from Missouri history.

What else happened in American history in 1821?

James Monroe was sworn in as the 5th President of the United States
• The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain
Clara Barton, the first president of American Red Cross, was born

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