Tag Archives: Missouri

October 27, 1838

On October 27, 1838, Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issued his famous ‘Extermination Order”. This was the official order that told all Mormons to leave the state or to be killed. When asked why he was picking on the Mormons, Boggs … Continue reading

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December 20, 1820

On December 20, 1820, the state of Missouri enacted a law that taxed all bachelors between the ages of 21 to 50 for being unmarried. The tax was $1 a year, which would be about $20 today. It wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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January 22, 1879

On January 22, 1879, James Shields was elected as the US Senator from Missouri. He previously served as a Senator from Illinois (1849-1855), as well as Minnesota (1858-1859). He is the only person to ever serve as a US Senator … Continue reading

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May 24, 1863

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1863 bushwackers led by Captain William Marchbanks attacked a U.S. Federal militia party in Nevada, Missouri. Nothing twisted here, just wanted to make you say bushwackers and  giggle like an immature 13 year old … Continue reading

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December 20, 1820

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1820, the state of Missouri enacted legislation to tax all bachelors between the ages of 21 to 50 for being unmarried. The tax was $1 a year. Men were reminded that they could not … Continue reading

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