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December 16, 1931: Nell Donnelly, a Kansas City dress manufacturer, and her chauffeur, George Blair, are kidnapped and held hostage in a cottage near Bonner Springs, Kansas, only to be released two days later without paying ransom.
December 2, 1905: August Meyer, a leader in Kansas City’s park and boulevard movement and president of the Municipal Improvement Association, dies.
November 20, 1983: An estimated 100 million Americans watch Kansas City and its environs destroyed by a nuclear attack in the made-for-TV movie, The Day After.
November 8, 1917: After being shunned by the all-male Kansas City Bar Association, Mary Tiera Farrow and 20 other female lawyers form the Women's Bar Association of Kansas City.
November 4, 1934: Tom Bass, who was born a slave and went on to become a celebrated horse trainer and a founder of the American Royal, dies in his Mexico, Missouri, home at 75 years of age.
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