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April 24, 1833: George Muehlebach, who will develop his brewery at 18th and Main into one of the most successful businesses in Kansas City, is born in Argau, Switzerland.
April 15, 1889: Thomas Hart Benton, a painter who will go on to lead the regionalist movement in American art in the 1930s from his studio in Kansas City, is born in Neosho, Missouri.
April 7, 1878: Union Depot, Kansas City's first large train station, opens in the West Bottoms after $410,028 in construction costs.
March 12, 1955: Charlie "Bird" Parker, whose innovative performances paved the way for modern jazz styles, dies at the age of 34 after a 15-year addiction to heroin and alcohol.
March 2, 1944: Due to a wartime shortage of teachers, the Kansas City school board allows married women to teach.
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