July 7, 1906: Satchel Paige, who will win fame as a pitcher for the Kansas City Monarchs and be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, is born in Mobile, Alabama.
July 1, 1865: Louis Curtiss, whose innovative architecture and flamboyant lifestyle will make a lasting imprint on Kansas City after his 1887 arrival, is born in Belleville, Ontario.
June 26, 1804: Lewis and Clark arrive in the area that will become Kansas City and camp for three days on their expedition to explore the recently purchased Louisiana Territory.
June 17, 1933: The parking lot of Union Station is riddled with bullets as friends of bank robber Frank Nash attempt to free him from federal custody, killing five people, including Nash.
June 9, 1933: The Jackson County Court awards a $2,073,609 contract to the Swenson Construction Company for the Jackson County Courthouse, a part of the “Ten Year Plan” to improve Kansas City.
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