Missouri seems to be in the national headlines every week. Sometimes it’s controversial stories, and other times it’s unusual newsworthy happenings. We have major sports triumphs that grab the world’s attention or Show-Me state celebrities making news. That’s what makes this book so unique.
As a reporter, John approached this book by looking at what would be the top story of every single day of the year in the state of Missouri. And Missouri 365 runs the gamut. From events that changed the world, like Missouri’s first and only president making the decision to drop the atomic bombs to end World War II to the Streetcar Series, where both St. Louis professional baseball teams had home-field advantage. From the massive impact of the Spanish Flu in 1918 to Missouri’s first reported case of Covid-19 in 2020. Each day of the calendar is full of stories that amaze you and keep you turning the page to see what happened next. There will be stories you remember, some you’ve forgotten, and others you never knew happened in Missouri.
Author and local news anchor, John Brown, puts all of the newsworthy events of Missouri’s history at your fingertips in this must-have compilation of the who’s who and the what’s what of the Show-Me state. If you’re a Missouri history buff, Missouri 365 is a book you’ll want in your collection.
About the Author
John W. Brown is a nationally recognized TV news anchor, public speaker, inventor, author, and radio talk show host. John is an evening news anchor and political correspondent at KTVI, Fox 2 in St. Louis and has worked as a journalist in many states, even hosting a nationally syndicated TV show. He has authored several books including Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show-Me State, The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book, 100 Things to Do in Orlando Before You Die, and The Missouri Almanac 2018-2019.
Published by Reedy Press, 2021. Paperback, 224 pages.