||Governor Thomas Crittenden offered a $5000 reward for the arrest and conviction of members of the Jesse James gang (Jul. 28)
||Jesse James was killed by Bob Ford in St. Joseph (Apr. 3)
St. Louis, Mo.
||St. Louis’ Wainwright Building, one of America’s first skyscrapers, was designed by Louis Sullivan
||The American School of Osteopathy was incorporated by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in Kirksville (Oct. 30)
||Volunteers for the Spanish-American War began arriving in St. Louis (May 4)
||The State Historical Society of Missouri was incorporated in Columbia (Mar. 9)
||Scott Joplin's "The Maple Leaf Rag" was published in Sedalia, Missouri