November 4, 1916: Walter Cronkite, who will kick off his journalism career in Kansas City, Missouri and later become a longstanding anchorman for the CBS Evening News and "the most trusted man in America," is born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
October 26, 1887: The unfinished Warder Grand Theater opens with a production of Othello starring Edwin Booth; the determined audience sits in borrowed chairs without a roof or heat.
October 23, 1864: Confederate and Union forces battle in Westport, on the grounds of the present-day Country Club Plaza, resulting in a Union Army victory when the Confederate forces flee south.
October 13, 1913: The last operating cable car in Kansas City completed its final trip along 12th Street, ending thirty years of cable car dominance in the city’s public transportation.
October 1, 1933: Two thousand people gather to witness a ceremony officially opening the University of Kansas City.
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