March 2, 1930: After much political maneuvering over its location, the new—and remarkably high-quality, albeit segregated—General Hospital No. 2 opens to serve Kansas City's African American community.
February 16, 1950: Jesse Clyde Nichols, who developed the Country Club Plaza and many housing developments throughout Kansas City, dies just six months before his 70th birthday at his Kansas City home.
February 9, 1920: The City Council approves a plan to build Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial on the property south of Union Station. The Liberty Memorial Association envisioned a monument that would be among the world’s most spectacular memorials to World War I veterans.