November 14, 1838: A group of 14 investors led by John Calvin McCoy purchases 257 acres near the town of Westport for $4,220 to found the “Town of Kansas,” which is renamed “Kansas City” in 1889.
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.
October 27, 1985: The Kansas City Royals win game seven of the World Series, finishing off a stunning come-from-behind series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals with an 11-0 triumph.
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, 1887: President Grover Cleveland looks on as decorated floats, costumed horsemen, and an elephant march in downtown during the first Priests of Pallas parade, an event that will remain a Kansas City tradition until the 1920s.