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December 25, 1925: A single strand of Christmas lights hangs on the Country Club Plaza’s first building, beginning a Kansas City tradition that continues today.
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.
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