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 6, 1922: The Kansas City Monarchs and the Kansas City Blues baseball teams embarked on a six-game series that would end with the Monarchs being crowned “The New City Champions” by the Kansas City Star.
September 28, 1953: Bobby Greenlease, 6-year-old son of Kansas City Cadillac dealer Robert Greenlease, is kidnapped from his school and murdered.
September 26, 1872: In front of an estimated 10,000 people exiting the Kansas City Industrial Exposition, three bandits (including Jesse & Frank James) rob the ticket office and escape with $978.
September 17, 1922: Averaging 107 miles per hour, racecar driver Tommy Milton wins the inaugural race at the Kansas City Speedway, also known as "the Old Board Track" at 95th and Troost.
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