Kansas City Sports Time Line

Kansas City Sports Time Line-

The Genealogy of Kansas City Teams

In 1821, the state of Missouri was admitted into the Union.  In 1839 a group in a town near the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas river gathered to give it a name.  They passed on suggestions to name it "Possumtrot" and "Rabbitville".  Finally, they selected "Kansas" after the river that flowed nearby.  In 1853 that town of "Kansas" officially became the City of Kansas, with a mayor, Marshall and six council members.

Take a look back into history, of which teams were playing by year, and which teams Kansas City had at the same time in a given year.    You'll also be able to see what periods of time Kansas City might have been without a certain sports team.  The below table will give you a better perspective in how short a time period some teams lasted, while how long a duration others called KC home.

Note what national and Kansas City historical events happened during a teams playing years.

What teams were playing when you were born?

Note some popular team nicknames have been used more than by one team......Blues, Royals, and Steers.

Kansas City Sports History Image Gallery

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YEAR KC Baseball Team KC Football Team KC Basketball Team KC Hockey Team KC Soccer Team Historical Events
1865           Soldiers of the North and South in the Civil War played the game of baseball whenever and wherever they could. President Lincoln assassinated. Andrew Johnson then becomes US President. U.S. Confederacy and the Civil War ends. Slavery is abolished. US stamp-2 cents.
1866 Antelopes         Jesse James first hold up bank robbery.
Congress authorizes a five cent coin, the nickel.
Alfred Nobel invents dynamite. The famous gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok frequently visited the gambling halls and saloons on Main Street in Kansas City in the late 1860's to mid 1870's, and even umpired and attended Kansas City Antelope baseball games.
1867 Antelopes         US acquires Alaska from Russia for $7.2million.
Nebraska becomes the 37th US State.
The City of Kansas forms its first fire fighting company.
1868 Antelopes         The Great Train Robbery of $98,000 in cash.
Memorial Day 1st observed when 2 women in Columbus Mississippi placed flowers on both Confederate and Union graves.
Typewriter is invented. Kansas City opened it's first public school at Cherry Street and Independence Ave., called Washington School.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings are the first baseball club to wear knickers rather than pants
1869 Antelopes         American Football is invented.
Ulysses S. Grant becomes US President.
The golden spike is nailed as two railroads are joined at Promontory, Utah, creating first transcontinental railroad.
Kansas City opened the first railroad bridge (Hannibal Bridge) across the Missouri River.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings field the first fully professional baseball team and tour coast-to-coast. The Red Stockings finished the first season with 65 wins and not a single loss! They made a profit of $1.39.
First bridge opens in the City of Kansas to cross the Missouri River, the Hannibal Bridge. The Suez Canal opens.
1870           The City of Kansas stockyard is founded.
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1871           The Great Chicago Fire. Mule or horse drawn trolley car trips began from the CIty Market to Westport in Kansas City. 
First professional baseball league started.
Six railroads join to create the Kansas City stockyards, which flourish and becomes second only to Chicago in size and the city is identified with its Kansas City Steak.
1872           Susan B. Anthony and other women are arrested for trying to vote.
Yellowstone Park is created.
Jesse James robbery at the Kansas City Fairgrounds.
1873           First running of the Preakness Stakes.
1874           Gold rush in the Dakota Territory.
The City of Kansas builds and operates its first water plant. Grasshopper plagues area farms.
1875           First running of the Kentucky Derby
1876           The National League of Baseball is organized.
Those teams included the Chicago White Stockings (now the Cubs), St. Louis Brown Stockings (Browns), Cincinnati Red Stockings, Louisville Grays, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Stockings, Hartford Dark Blues, and Mutual of New York.
Custers last stand...Battle at the Little Big Horn.
United States celebrates 100 years as a nation.
Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.
Colorado becomes a US State.
First Heinz ketchup.
1877           First Wimbeldon championship of lawn tennis.
Rutherford B. Hayes becomes US President.
First telephones west of the Mississippi River were installed in Kansas City.
1878           First pathology lab was established in the US. Tivoli Gardens, KC"s first amusement park was built on the bluffs at 24th & Main, later to be known as Signboard Hill and location of Crown Center. 
1879           Thomas Edison invents the incandescent light.
Kansas City printed its first telephone directory, with 58 listings.
1880           The Kansas City Star newspaper was established by William Rockhill Nelson. The KC Times newspaper cost a nickel while the KC Star newspaper cost only two cents. Fairyland Park opens in Kansas City.
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1881           James Garfield becomes US President and is later shot.
Chester Arthur then becomes US President.
Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, AZ.
The first time electricity was used indoors in Kansas City, at the GY Smith & Co. dry goods store.
1882           Jesse James shot in the back and killed. Kansas City's first electric lights began in operation. 
The American League is formed and began to complete with the National League for fans. The AL "Beer & Whiskey League" played games on Sundays, sold beer at the ballpark and only charged 25 cents for admission rather than the NL 50 cents.
Major league baseball experiments with multi-colored uniforms that correspond to player positions, with different colored caps and silk jersey.
1883           The Brooklyn Bridge opens.
1884 Unions         First baseball World Series matches the National League against the American League champions.
First and only year of the Union Association, baseball league, with the Kansas City Unions playing at Summit and Southwest Blvd.
1885 Cowboys         Grover Cleveland becomes US President.
Miles of streets were tore up in Kansas City for cable car tracks.
1886 Cowboys
Blues
        The Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
Coca cola is sold as a tonic in an Atlanta pharmacy.
The first Sporting News magazine is published.  the KC Cowboys games are played at Lydia and Independence Ave.
1887 Cowboys
Blues
        Pendergast era starts in the City of Kansas.
KC baseball team formed, Wall's Laundry Gray's.
Exposition Hall located at 15th Street and Bellefountaine Ave, was completed in Kansas City, for exhibits and fairs. The Kansas City Athletic Club was formed. The first organized black athletic team in KC was the Lawn Tennis Club. 
1888 Cowboys
Blues
        Eastman's Kodak camera begins amateur photography.
The New England Building is completed in Kansas City, at Ninth & Wyandotte St. The Kansas City Board of Trade Building was completed. The first women's hockey game is played in Ottawa and one in Quebec.
1889 Cowboys         Oklahoma land rush is opened to settlers (Oklahama Sooners!)
The City of Kansas (since 1821) officially became known as Kansas City. Benjamin Harrison becomes US President.
North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington becomes US States.
1890 Maroons
Cowboys
        Idaho and Wyoming becomes US States. The New York Life Insurance Building was completed in Kansas City, located at 20 W. Ninth St. Population of Kansas City, 130,000.
Barnstorming "bloomer girls" played baseball up and down the USA. Lizzie Arlington was a popular lady pitcher. The first Army vs. Navy College Football game is played.
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1891 Maroons
Cowboys
        Thomas Edison patents a motion picture camera called a "kinetoscope".
Basketball is invented by James Naismith, and using peach baskets.
1892 Maroons
Cowboys
        Kansas City develops the city's parks and boulevard systems. The new Jackson County Courthouse opened at Missouri Ave and Locust Street. First World Heavyweight Boxing Championship Fight.
1893 Maroons
Cowboys
        First Stanley Cup in ice hockey, with Montreal AAA the winner.
Grover Cleveland becomes US President for a second time.
1894 Maroons
Cowboys
        The first artificial ice rink is opened in Baltimore.
The Louisville Slugger trademark was registered.
1895 Maroons
Cowboys
        First US Open of Golf.
Volleyball is invented.
First professional football game played in the USA.
1896 Maroons
Cowboys
        First modern Olympic games in Athens, Greece.
The backboard is added to the game of basketball.
Swope Park is dedicated in Kansas City, with 1,300 acres donated by Thomas H. Swope. Swope park was the second largest park in the United States.
Utah is admitted to the United States as the 45th state.
The Klondike gold rush begins.
1897 Maroons
Cowboys
        First Boston Marathon is run.
Willliam McKinley becomes US President.
Kansas City became the second (to Chicago) busiest train center in the country.
1898 Maroons
Cowboys
        "Remember the Maine!"....Spanish American War.
First professional basketball league is formed with players earning $2.50 for home games and $1.25 for road games.
A touchdown in the NFL is changed from 4 to 5 points.
1899 Maroons
Cowboys
       
The annual horse and livestock show known as the American Royal begins in Kansas City. It started in a circus tent in the West Bottoms. On Dec. 31, 1899, fifteen thousand Kansas Citians went to the Century Ball at the Convention Hall to say goodbye to 19th century and hello to the 20th century.
1900 Cowboys         In 1900, Ban Johnson changed the name of his small
‘Western League’ to the ‘American League’ in hope of adding additional cities to his league. Eight teams, Boston Americans (informal nickname, later became the Red Sox), Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Stockings, Philadelphia Athletics, Washington Senators and Cleveland Blues agreed to form baseball's American League.
Major hurricane ravages Galveston, TX, with 6-8,000 dead.
Jazz music develops in New Orleans. The Democratic National Convention was still held in Kansas City, even though the Convention Hall burned 90 days before the convention was to open. The success of opening for the convention was phrased, the "Kansas City Spirit". The new Federal Building, with a prominant gold dome, opens in Kansas City, at Eighth St and Grand Ave.
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1901 Cowboys         William McKinley becomes US President for second time and is later shot. Theodore Roosevelt then becomes US President.
The first radio receiver invented.
First Men's NCAA College Basketball Championship to Yale. The only two autos in Kansas City crashed into each other at 11th & Grand. 
1902 Cowboys
Blue Stockings
Blues
        First Rose Bowl football game, Michigan vs. Stanford.
Neon light and air conditioner are invented.

1903 Cowboys
Blue Stockings
Blues
        First flight by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk.
First modern baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates of the NL vs. Boston Pilgrims of the AL, best of 9 game series, with the Boston Pilgrims winners.
First Tour De France bicycle race.
1904 Blues         Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis, MO with only 13 countries. Peanut butter, hamburgers, ice cream cones and iced tea introduced at the Worlds Fair in St. Louis. In the NFL, a field goal was changed from five points to four.
1905 Blues         Theodore Roosevelt becomes US President again.
First movie theater opens in Pittsburgh, PA.
1906 Blues         Great earthquake in San Francisco. Honus Wagner became the 1st baseball player to sign a contract to use his signature on the bat. The forward pass became legal in the NFL.
1907 Blues         Oklahoma becomes a US State.
The first piloted helicopter and color photography are invented.
The Big 8 college sports conference is founded, originally known as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Assn.
1908 Blues         Americans start singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame".
Ford's Model T sold at cost of $850 and only available in the color black.
1909 Blues
Giants
        William Taft becomes US President.
Kansas City Zoo dedicates its first building in Swope Park, with all of the zoo animals housed in one building. Henry Ford selects Kansas City as the first assembly plant outside of Detroit. First Grey Cup, for winner of the Canadian Football League.
A field goal in the NFL was dropped from 4 to 3 points.
1910 Blues
Giants
        First talking motion picture. Population of Kansas City at 350,000.
The Boy Scouts of America are incorporated.
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1911 Blues
Giants
        First Indianapolis 500 race with the winner at an average speed of under 75 mph.
Kansas City converts from horse-drawn to motorized ambulances. The amusement park rides at Electric Park at 46th and the Paseo attracked a million people this year.  Winter of 1911-12 dumped 67 inches of snow in Kansas City, the most on record at the time.
1912 Blues
Giants
All Nations
        The Titanic sinks.
Arizona and New Mexico become US states.
First Oreo cookies. The New York Yankees are the first team to wear pinstriped uniforms.
Native American Jim Thorpe Becomes World's Greatest Athlete and wins eight gold medals at the Olympics including the demanding Pentathlon and Decathlon.
A NFL touchdown is increased from 5 to 6 points.
1913 Blues
Giants
All Nations
        Woodrow Wilson becomes US President. There were 554 "public prostitutes" in Kansas City, with over 28,000 transactions at $50 each. 
The bra and zipper are invented.
1914 Packers
Blues
Giants
All Nations
        World War I begins. The Federal League Buffalo Blues are the first major league team to adopt script lettering on their shirt front.
The Panama canal opens to traffic.
First year of new Federal baseball league.
Kansas City's crown jewel, Unoin Station opens on Oct. 30th at a total cost of $48 million. A grizzly bear escaped from the Swope Park Zoo in KC, and was corralled and killed at Mount Washington Cemetery two weeks later. 
The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association is formed in Kansas City, KS.
1915 Packers
Blues
Giants
All Nations
        First long distance phone service between New York and San Francisco.
Last year of Federal baseball league.
1916 Blues
All Nations
        Radio tuners invented that receive different stations.
Olympic games cancelled due to World War I.
First mechanical home refrigerators. The Cleveland Indians are the first major league team to wear numbers on their uniforms.
1917 Blues
All Nations
        The National Hockey League is formed.
Woodrow Wilsons becomes US President for the second term.
US enters World War I.
Beer Baron, George Muehlebach buys the Kansas City Blues Baseball Team.
1918 Blues
All Nations
        The Boston Red Sox win the World Series with Babe Ruth pitching.
1919 Blues         US prohibition begins. Pop-up toaster invented.
World War I ends.
Black Sox scandal with eight Chicago White Sox players agree to throw the World Series.
1920 Blues
Monarchs
  Blue Diamonds     The National Football League was formed.
The urban legend, "Curse of the Bambino" starts with Babe Ruth being sold by Boston to New York. Babe slugs 54 Yankee homers.
Andrew Foster formed the 1st black baseball league, the Negro National League, at a meeting at the Colored YMCA on Paseo in Kansas City, MO on Feb 13-14. The Kansas City Monarchs are formed.
Women given the right to vote. The "Roaring Twenties" begin. Walt Disney got a job in Kansas City making cartoon commercials for local theaters. He formed a company called Laugh-O-Gram films, but it failed and he left for the West Coast. The Kansas City Athletic Club forms the Blue Diamonds Basketball Team.
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1921 Blues
Monarchs
  Blue Diamonds     Warren Harding becomes US President.
The nations World War I memorial, the "Liberty Memorial" is dedicated in Kansas City.
First radio coverage of the Major League Baseball's World Series. First Wonder Bread.
1922 Blues
Monarchs
  Blue Diamonds     The country Club Plaza of Kansas City, Mo., opened as an elite alternative to downtown shopping and was the 1st retailing concept to rely upon shoppers arriving by car.
The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC.
The Kansas City Monarchs defeat the Babe Ruth All Stars in both games of a double header on Oct. 22nd.
Kansas City Baseball Championship Series at Association Park, with the KC Monarchs beating the KC Blues five out of six games.
Kansas City has four new radio stations. On Nov. 26th, Kansas City jazz is heard nationwide for the first time as the Coon-Sanders band premiers on WDAF radio.
1923 Blues
Monarchs
  Blue Diamonds     Warren Harding dies while in office. Calvin Coolidge then becomes US President. Frozen food is invented. Yankee Stadium opens in the Bronx, New York. Mounted horse police patrols started in Kansas City. 
The Kansas City Monarchs and Kansas City Blues WON pennants in their respective leagues.

The Charleston dance becomes popular. First Le Mans race. A new stadium opens in Kansas City, called Muehlebach Field, home to the Blues and Monarchs. Fairyland Park is built at 75th & Prospect in Kansas City. The red brick National Guard Armory is built on Main between 36th and 37th in Kansas City, with an indoor baseball diamond.
Kansas City was home to 400 amateur and semi-pro baseball teams
1924 Blues
Monarchs
Blues Blue Diamonds     First Winter Olympic Games in the French Alps, including the introduction of ice hockey. The Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Maroons 2-1 in the first NHL game played in the United States.
Baseball’s first "colored World Series" was held in Kansas City, Mo at Muelbach Park, with the Kansas City Monarchs beating the ECL champions, Hilldale of Darby, PA. After the series, the Monarchs team flags proudly displayed, "World's Colored Champions". The NFL expanded to 18 franchises including a new one in Kansas City, called the Blues.
First Wheaties cereal.
1925 Blues
Monarchs
Cowboys Blue Diamonds     Calvin Coolidge becomes US President. The Kansas City Cowboys beat the Cleveland Bulldogs 17-0 on an NFL Thanksgiving Day Game.

1926 Blues
Monarchs
Cowboys Blue Diamonds     Re-dedication of the Liberty Memorial on Armistice Day, the Nations World War I memorial in Kansas City. Cost of Model T car drops to $310. KC operated 800 streetcars, but 30 years later had none. 
1927 Blues
Monarchs
  Blue Diamonds Pla-Mors   Charles Lindberg flys solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Aerosol can is patented.
Kansas City Fire Dept uses its last horse-drawn equipment, changing to firetrucks.
Babe Ruth breaks the single season home run record by slugging 60 round trippers.
The first motion picture with sound played in Kansas City at the Globe Theater at 13th and Walnuts, showing "The Jazz Singer", starring Al Jolson. Flagpole sitting was big in these days in Kansas City, with one man sitting atop a flagpole at the Westgate Hotel, at 9th & Main for 146 hours.
1928 Blues
Monarchs
  Blue Diamonds Pla-Mors   First scheduled TV broadcasts (NY).
Bubble gum is invented.
Women compete for the first time in Olympic field events.
First Mickey Mouse movie, Steamboat Willie.
Notre Dame Rallies to Beat Favored Army 12-6 After Knute Rockne's Famous Halftime Speech,"Win won for the Gipper".
1929 Blues
Monarchs
  Blue Diamonds Pla-Mors   Herbert Hoover becomes US President.
The Stock Market crash and Great Depression. The "St. Valentines Day Massacre". The Yo-Yo becomes an American fad. First NFL game played at night.
1930 Blues
Monarchs
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First Soccer World Cup- Uruguay vs. Argentina.
First Hostess Twinkie. The Kansas City Monarchs, among the more successful teams in Negro Leagues baseball, withdraws from the Negro National League and returns to independent play. The Kansas City Monarchs become the FIRST professional baseball team to play games at night, five years before Major League Baseball.
1931 Blues
Monarchs
  Blue Diamonds Pla-Mors   The Star Spangled Banner is adopted as the National Anthem.
Under the Pendergast political machine, Kansas City construction projects begin for a new city hall, courthouse, police building, Municipal Auditorium, water works system, public market, paving of Brush Creek and hospitals. The Empire State Building is completed. Virne "Jackie" Mitchell became the 2nd woman to play for an all-male pro baseball team. In an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1932 Blues
Monarchs
    Pla-Mors   The "Lindberg kidnapping" and kidnapping becomes a federal crime.
Babe Ruth's called shot (homer) in Game 3 of the World Series.
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, USA.
Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, USA.
US stamp-3 cents.
1933 Blues
Monarchs
    Pla-Mors
Greyhounds
  Nelson-Atkins Museum and the University of Kansas City opens in Kansas City.
Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes US President.
Prohibition is repealed.
Kansas City's Union Station Massacre on June 17th, saw convicted felon Frank Nash and four law enforcement officers killed in a shootout, which included "Pretty Boy" Floyd. The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra debuts on Nov. 28.
Baseball's first All Star game in Cominsky Park in Chicago.
"Wheaties-Breakfast of Champions" slogan started and athletes began to be depicted on the boxes.
1934 Blues
Monarchs
    Greyhounds   The Dust Bowl begins.
Nylon is first produced.
First Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA.
First All-American Soap Box Derby.  The hottest summer in Kansas City at an average 84.5 degrees, a record at the time.
1935 Blues
Monarchs
    Greyhounds   Babe Ruth retires from baseball, leading with 714 career homers.
First night baseball game is played with FDR throwing the switch at the White House that turns on Crosley Fields lights in Cincinnati with the Reds vs Philadelphia.
Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum established to celebrate the game's 100th anniversary.
Municipal Auditorium is dedicated in Kansas City, at its time, the second largest convention facility in the US.
The first canned beer made.
The Monopoly game is patented.
First Orange Bowl football game, Bucknell vs. Miami-FL.
First Sugar Bowl football game, Tulane vs. Temple.
First "Heisman" Trophy award, originally known as the DAC Trophy for the Downtown Athletic Club of New York City.
1936 Blues
Monarchs
    Greyhounds   Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the Olympic games in Berlin.
Japans first professional baseball league is formed.
Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam, is completed, creating the largest reservoir in the world. A record high temperature of 113 degrees was set in Kansas City. 
First electric guitar. The New York Yankees place the now-familiar interlocking “NY” logo on their shirt front. The center jump is eliminated after each basket from the game of basketball.
1937 Blues
Monarchs
    Greyhounds  

Franklin Roosevelt becomes US President for second time.
Photocopier is invented. The Hindenberg disaster is the first coast-to-coast radio broadcast.
The Golden Gate Bridge is completed. First Cotton Bowl football game, TCU vs. Marquette.
Spam was invented. The Negro American League is formed, which includes the Kansas City Monarchs. Muehlebach Field in Kansas City is renamed Ruppert Stadium.
Pitcher Hilton Smith of the KC Monarchs throws a perfect game.   The Nations first National Collegiate Basketball Tournament is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO....and through 2012 is the longest continous national college championship in the US.

1938 Blues
Monarchs
    Greyhounds   Ballpoint pen is invented. 
First Superman comic book.
Cincinnati Reds Johnny Vander Meer pitches two consecutive no hitters. (18 innings with no hits).
1939 Blues
Monarchs
    Greyhounds   World War II begins.
The first NCAA basketball "Final Four" tournament.
Baseball Hall of Fame opens.
Lou Gehrig retires from baseball by delivering "Luckiest Man" farewell speech. In honor of the fatally ill Lou Gehrig, the New York Yankees become the first team to “retire” a player’s uniform number, Gehrig’s #4. Cincinnati pitcher Johnny Vander Meer throws two no-hitters within four days.
First NFL football game broadcast on TV between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Brooklyn "Football" Dodgers from Ebbets Field to approximately 1,000 TV sets then in New York.
First MLB baseball game broadcast on TV between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn "Baseball" Dodgers.
Gone with the Wind and the Wizard of Oz movies premier.
First Batman comic book.
1940 Blues
Monarchs
    Greyhounds
Americans
  Seabiscuit becomes the top money earner in horse racing of all time.
First color television. Population of Kansas City is 399,178.
Outdoor swimming pool built at Swope Park in Kansas City.
NCAA basketball tournament played in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium with Indiana the winner.
Olympic games cancelled due to World War II.
Little League Baseball is formed.
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1941 Blues
Monarchs
    Americans   Franklin Roosevelt becomes the first and only US President elected for a third term.
Surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, a "date which will live in infamy" says FDR. USA enters World War II.
Boston Red Sox Ted Williams is the last batter in MLB to hit over .400.
New York Yankees Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak.
First M&M's and Cheerios.
1942 Blues
Monarchs
    Americans   Kansas City Monarchs win the Negro Leagues World Series.
Due to World War II, in the US, sugar, gasoline and coffee are rationed while sales of new cars and trucks are banned.
First Pan American Games.
1943 Blues
Monarchs
        The slinky and silly putty are invented.
With the war efforts, meat, cheese, fat, canned goods and shoes are rationed.
The Kansas City Monarchs win 43 straight games.
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was formed to give fans something else to watch during WW II.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is established.
Ruppert Stadium in Kansas City is renamed Blues Stadium.
1944 Blues
Monarchs
        D-Day. Battle of the Bulge. Olympic games cancelled due to World War II.
3 second lane rule added to basketball.
1945 Blues
Monarchs
    Pla-Mors   President Franklin Roosevelt dies in office. Harry S. Truman then becomes US President. Baseball's All Star game called off due to the War. A request to add a Prisoner of War Camp at Penn Valley Park was denied due to adverse public reaction. 
The atomic bomb is invented and dropped on Japan.
World War II ends.
Jackie Robinson has a season batting average of .345 for the Kansas City Monarchs.
Ushers ejected a mans ticket holding pet goat to enter Wrigley Field for a Chicago Cubs game, thus starting the Cubs "Curse of the Billy Goat" urban legend.
1946 Blues
Monarchs
  Stars Pla-Mors   The National Basketball Association is formed. (originally known as the Basketball Association of America.)
United Nations is formed.
The first electronic, programmable, general-purpose computer is invented, called the "Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer".
The microwave oven is invented.
First Gator Bowl football game, Wake Forest vs. S. Carolina.
1947 Blues
Monarchs
  Blues
Hi-Spots
Pla-Mors   Jackie Robinson breaks baseball color barrier in Major League Baseball. UFO crash in Roswell, NM. The CIA is established. First NBA Basketball Championship with the Philadelphia Warriors vs. the Chicago Stags. The Kansas City Blues win the American Association baseball title.
First College World Series.
1948 Blues
Monarchs
Stars
  Blues
Hi-Spots
Pla-Mors   The State of Israel is recognized.
Velcro and the frisbee are invented.
Truman defeats Dewey.
NASCAR was founded.
1949 Blues
Monarchs
Stars
    Pla-Mors
Mohawks
  Harry S. Truman becomes US President for second term.
NATO is formed. The first commercial television station started in Kansas City, WDAF, channel 4.
The National Basketball Hall of Fame opens. The center red line first appears on the ice for NHL Hockey games.
1950 Blues
Monarchs
Stars
  Hi-Spots Mohawks
Royals
  Korean War begins.
Starlight Theater opens in Kansas City. Population of Kansas City at 456,622. Big centennial celebration in Kansas City, as the 100th anniversary of the town.
The first credit card (Diners Card)
The first National Basketball Association championship is played. The Minneapolis Lakers defeat the Syracuse Nationals.
National Soccer Hall of Fame opened.
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1951 Blues
Monarchs
  Hi-Spots Mohawks
Royals
  Major Flood in Kansas City.
Power steering and super glue are invented.
Bobby Thompsons walk off homer for the NY Giants to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the "shot heard round the world".
First MLB baseball game on TV in color, Brooklyn Dodgers vs. the Boston Braves.
1952 Blues
Monarchs
        Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth.
Mr. Potato Head is patented. First diet soft drink.
1953 Blues
Monarchs
        Dwight Eisenhower becomes US President.
Korean War ends. The second and third TV Stations are opened in Kansas City, KMBC channel 9 and KCMO channel 5.
Mickey Mantle hits a 565 foot home run. Ernie Banks of the Kansas City Monarchs signs with the Chicago Cubs.
1954 Blues
Monarchs
        McDonald's Restaurant serves its first hamburger.
First Tonight Show hosted by Steve Allen.
Willie Mays makes a brilliant over the shoulder catch in the World Series, one of the greatest plays of all time.
1955 Monarchs
Athletics
        The Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City. Kansas City joined only 12 other cities that had major-league baseball, then the most watched pro sport. Kansas City was the western most team in baseball at the time.
President Harry Truman throws out the first pitch at the first opening day for the Kansas City Athletics game on April 12th, with 32,844 in attendance. Kansas City is now a MAJOR League City! Catcher Elston Howard of the Kansas City Monarchs is signed by the New York Yankees.
The first episode of "Whizzo the Clown" broadcast in Kansas City TV.
At Katz Drug Stores in Kansas City, the popular Davy Crockett coonskin caps sold for 98 cents! First Disneyland Theme Park opens in Anaheim, CA. The Zamboni makes its NHL debut in Montreal. NHL officials wear striped sweaters for the first time.
1956 Monarchs
Athletics
        Elvis made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
NY Yankees Don Larsen pitches the first perfect game in the World Series.
The Ten Commandments movie premiers.
1957 Monarchs
Athletics
  KayCees     Dwight Eisenhower becomes US President for second time.
Soviets launch Sputnik, the first artificial satellite.
Kansas City's Broadway toll bridge opens. The terrible Ruskin Heights F5 tornado disaster in Kansas City, leaving 44 dead, 531 injured, 7-inch hail. The last streetcar made its run in Kansas City. Kansas University and Wilt Chamberlain loose 54-53 in three overtimes in the NCAA title game to North Carolina.
1958 Monarchs
Athletics
  KayCees     The Dodgers move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and the New York Giants move to San Francisco.
NFL Championship game now called "The Greatest Game Ever Played" with the Baltimore Colts beating the New York Giants 23-17 in OT.
The Hoola Hoop and laser are invented.
Professional Bowlers Association formed.
First Pizza Hut opens in Wichita, KS.
US stamp-4 cents.
1959 Monarchs
Athletics
        Alaska becomes the 49th US State.
Hawaii becomes the 50th state.
First Daytona 500 race.
First Barbie Doll.
From 1959 to 1962, TWO baseball All Star games are played each year.
First Liberty Bowl football game, Penn St. vs. Alabama. Trolley cars taken out of service in Kansas City. After a shot broke his nose, Montreal's Jacques Plante became the first hockey goalie to wear a mask.
1960 Monarchs
Athletics
        Vietnam War begins.
Kansas City is host to baseball's All Star Game at Municipal Stadium.
First Olympics games on TV for the Summer games in Rome.
Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, USA.
Pittsburgh Pirates Bill Mazeroski's 9th inning home run wins game 7 of the World Series over the NY Yankees.
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1961 Monarchs
Athletics
  Steers     John F. Kennedy becomes US President.
First Wide World of Sports TV show.
NY Yankee Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's single season home run record with 61 homers.
1962 Monarchs
Athletics
  Steers     US space mission first orbits the Earth.
Cuban missle crisis.
Interstate 70 Highway is dedicated as it runs through Kansas City. First Spider-Man and Hulk comic book.
First Wal-Mart and K-Mart stores open.
The Philadelphia Warriors Wilt Chamberlin scores 100 points in one game.
1963 Athletics Chiefs
Steers     President Kennedy was assassinated. Lyndon Johnson then becomes US President. First 8-track tape.
Pro Football Hall of Fame established. Martin Luther King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Lamar Hunt moves the Dallas Texans to Kansas City to become the Chiefs and begin play at Municipal Stadium. The Chiefs begin their first season in Kansas City by beating the Denver Broncos 59-7, but finish 5-7-2. Tony DiPardo's band start playing live music at Chiefs games. US stamp-4 cents. Charley Finley changes the Kansas City A's uniform colors from Blue, White and Red to flashy Kelly Green and Yellow.
1964 Athletics Chiefs       Acrylic paint and permanent press are invented.
The African Veldt is opened at the Kansas City Zoo.
The Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Beatles later played in concert at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, MO on Sept 17th. The Kansas City A's owner Charlie Finley paid the Beatles $150,000 for a 31 minute concert for about 20,000 fans.
Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing championship.
1965 Athletics Chiefs       Astroturf and the super ball are invented.
The Sound of Music movie premier.
1966 Athletics Chiefs       60 year old Satchel Paige of the Kansas City A's pitched 3 scoreless innings.
1967 Athletics Chiefs
Steers
  Blues   The Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys in the "Ice Bowl", NFL Championship game. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 35-7 to represent the AFL in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game.
On Jan. 15th, the Kansas City Chiefs loose to the Green Bay Packers, 35-10, in the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, in what was later called Super Bowl I.
The A's leave Kansas City and move to Oakland.

The National Professional Soccer League is formed.
First compact microwave oven.
First human heart transplant.
1968   Chiefs
Steers
  Blues Spurs Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are assassinated.
The Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Kansas City is awarded a new baseball franchise, the Royals to start in 1969.
First Peach Bowl football game, LSU vs. Florida St.
Basketball Hall of Fame opened.
First year of the North American Soccer League.
"Heidi Game" with the Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, when the last 50 seconds of the game weren't broadcasted to show the children's special, while the Raiders scored two TD's to win 43-32.
US stamp-6 cents.
The North American Soccer League is formed.
1969 Royals Chiefs
Steers
  Blues Spurs US space team is the first to land on the Moon.
ATM and the artificial heart are invented.
Richard Nixon becomes US President.
The Kansas City Royals begin play at Municipal Stadium.

Woodstock Music Festival.
Miracle Mets win the World Series.
The New York Jets Quarterback Joe Namath guarantees victory as an 18-Point Underdog in Super Bowl and Wins.
1970 Royals Chiefs
Steers
  Blues Spurs On Jan. 12, the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl IV Champions by beating the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.
Monday Night Football (MNF) first aired between the NY Jets and Cleveland Browns with Howard Cosell. The KC Chiefs played in the 2nd MNF game in beating the Baltimore Colts 44-24.
The AFL and NFL Football Leagues merge.
First New York City Marathon is run. Population of Kansas City, 507,087.
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1971 Royals Chiefs
Steers
  Blues   Food processor, LCD and VCR are invented.
The last game is played at KC's Municipal Stadium on Christmas Day, in a playoff game between the Chiefs and Dolphins, which is also the longest game in NFL history.
First Fiesta Bowl football game, Arizona St. vs. Florida St.
US stamp-8 cents.
The Cincinnati Royals Basketball team moves to Kansas City-Omaha to become the Kings.
Kansas City Blues Michel Plasse becomes the first goalie to SCORE a goal in a professional hockey game.
1972 Royals Chiefs Kings Blues   The world's only matched set of football and baseball stadiums at the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex opens in Kansas City with Arrowhead Stadium and Royals Stadium.
Kansas City International Airport opens.
Pong, the first video game is invented. The early days of disco.
Pittsburgh Steelers Franco Harris makes the "Emmaculate Reception".
Miami Dolphins football team goes undefeated for the season, (17-0) including winning the Super Bowl.
First year of the World Hockey Association.
1973 Royals Chiefs Kings     Richard Nixon becomes US President for second time.
Hallmark Cards office and Crown Center are completed in Kansas City.
The first designated hitter to bat in the American League.
Baseball's All Star Game is played at Royals Stadium in Kansas City.
Secretariat wins the triple crown of horse racing.
Billy Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome in the "battle of the sexes" tennis match.
1974 Royals Chiefs Kings Scouts   Hank Aaron beats Babe Ruth's career home run record.
Kemper Arena opens in Kansas City with the Scouts losing to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Kings losing to the Boston Celtics.
Richard Nixon resigns as US President over the Watergate scandal. Gerald Ford then becomes US President.
"Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match, Muhammad Ali vs.George Foreman.
First year of the World Football League.
NFC-AFC Pro Bowl game played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Jan. 20th, with the AFC winning 15-13 over the NFC. US stamp-10 cents.
1975 Royals Chiefs Kings Scouts   US pulls out of Vietnam War.
First Cricket World Cup.
Owning a pet rock becomes an American fad. US stamp-13 cents.
Last year of the World Football League.
First Saturday Night Live TV show.
John Wooden from UCLA wins his tenth consecutive NCAA basketball title.
"Thrilla in Manilla" boxing match Ali vs. Frazier.
1976 Royals Chiefs Kings Scouts
Blues
  Teams from the ABA join the NBA.
Nadia Comaneci earns the first perfect score in the history of the Olympic games.
US celebrates its 200th anniversary. H. Roe Bartle Exposition Hall opens in Kansas City.
First Rocky movie. The Chicago White Sox are the first major league team to wear shorts.
First year of Microsoft Corporation. Gerald Ford accepts the Republican presidential nomination at Kemper Arena in Kansas City. The cities biggest meeting hall, Bartle Hall opens in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Scouts move to Denver to become the Colorado Rockies Hockey Team.
Kansas City's Municipal Stadium is tore down.
1977 Royals Chiefs Kings Blues
Red Wings
  Jimmy Carter becomes US President.
MRI invented.
Brush Creek floods the Plaza in Kansas City on Sept 12th.
The Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever movies premier.
Fairyland Park in Kansas City closes down.
Reggie Jackson hits 5 home runs during the World Series to be later called Mr. October.
1978 Royals Chiefs Kings Red Wings   First personal computer. US stamp-15 cents.
First year of Major Indoor Soccer League.
"Miracle in the Meadowlands" TD by Herm Edwards of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants. Christo covers 2 and 1/2 miles of paths in Kansas City's Loose Park with saffron colored nylon in October, known as the "Wrapped Walkways".
1979 Royals Chiefs Kings Red Wings   Cell phones invented. Roof of Kansas City's Kemper Arena collapses. The KC Kings are moved to play in Municipal Auditorium.
The first broadcast of ESPN.
The 3 point shot is added to the NBA.
Last year of the World Hockey Association.
1980 Royals Chiefs Kings     "Miracle on Ice" as USA defeats USSR in Olympic hockey in Lake Placid, USA.
On Aug. 8, George Brett of the KC Royals is hitting a batting average of .401.
Kansas City Royals play in their first World Series against the Philadephia Phillies.

The Rubik's cube becomes popular.
First Pro Bowl played in Hawaii.
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1981 Royals Chiefs Kings   Comets Ronald Regan becomes US President.
First IBM PC and MS-DOS are invented.
MTV debuts with non-stop music videos on cable TV.
KC Hyatt Regency walkway collapse disaster on July 17th, killing 114 persons and injuring 200 more.
US stamp-20 cents.
The Kansas City Comets win in their debut at Kemper Arena against Wichita in overtime.
1982 Royals Chiefs Kings   Comets First Women's NCAA basketball tournament.
Joe Montana's TD pass to Dwight Clark making "The Catch" for the SF 49ers against the Dallas Cowboys.
Famous California vs. Stanford College Football game with Cal laterling 5 times to score on the last kick off return of the game as the crowd and band were prematurely walking onto the field!
1983 Royals Chiefs Kings   Comets First US Woman astronaut in space, Sally Ride on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Trivial pursuit game is invented.
First year of the United States Football League.
Famous "Pine Tar" home run by George Brett of the KC Royals in Yankee Stadium.
Compact discs begin to replace vinyl records.
1984 Royals Chiefs Kings   Comets CD-ROM is invented.
Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, USA.
Last year of the North American Soccer League.
Michael Jordan is drafted by the Chicago Bulls from North Carolina.
1985 Royals Chiefs Kings
Sizzlers
  Comets Ronald Regan becomes US President for second term.
Kansas City Royals are World Series Champions.
Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's major league record for career hits. US stamp-22 cents.
Windows invented by Microsoft.
Last year of the United States Football League.
First year of the United States Basketball League.
The Kansas City Kings move to Sacramento, CA.
1986 Royals Chiefs Sizzlers   Comets US Challenger spacecraft explodes after liftoff.
Roger Clemens strikes out 20 batters in a single game.
Bill Buckner's error costs the Boston Red Sox from winning the World Series.
College basketball adopts the 3 point shot.
1987 Royals Chiefs     Comets Arena Football League is formed.
National Lacross League is formed.
Denver Broncos John Elway lead "The Drive" against the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Championship game.
1988 Royals Chiefs     Comets Los Angles Dodgers injured pinch hitter, Kirk Gibson limps to the plate in the World Series, with a 3-2 count, 2 out, bottom of the ninth, to hit a home run and Game 1 victory.
Kansas University wins NCAA Men's Basketball. Championship at Kansas City's Kemper Arena by beating the Oklahoma Sooners 83-79.  Six Kansas City Firefighters died in a construction site explosion.
1989 Royals Chiefs     Comets George H. W. Bush becomes US President.
Hi Definition TV is invented.
Two sports star, Bo Jackson of the Kansas City Royals wins the All Star Game MVP.
"Earthquake Series".....a earthquake interrupts the World Series between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants.
Wayne Gretzky breaks the NHL all time points leader record. Boulevard Brewing Co. founded in Kansas City.
1990 Royals Chiefs   Blades Comets West Germany wins soccers World Cup.
Persian Gulf War.
The World Wide Web Internet Protocol HTTP and HTML are created.
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1991 Royals Chiefs   Blades Comets
Attack
Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait.
Break up of the Soviet Union leading to the end of the Cold War. US stamp-29 cents.
Nolan Ryan pitches his seventh no hitter at age 44.
Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett's 11th inning homer to win Game 6 of the World Series.
1992 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
  Blades Attack Toronto Blue Jays become the first non-American team to win the World Series of baseball.
NBA players compete in the Olympic games for the first time, with America's "Dream Team".
Last year of Major Soccer League.
1993 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Bulldogs
Mustangs Blades Attack Bill Clinton becomes US President.
The Kansas City Attack wins NPSL soccer title.
Toronto Blue Jays Joe Carter's 3 run home run in the bottom of the ninth wins the World Series.
First ESPN2 TV show. The Flood of '93 in the Midwest.
1994 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Bulldogs
Mustangs Blades Attack Tonya Harding has fellow Olympic figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan attacked.
George Brett is inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame as the first member from the Kansas City Royals. Sky Stations sculptures are installed on top of the columns at Bartle Hall in Kansas City.
USA hosts Soccer's World Cup.
Texas schools join the Big 8 to form the Big 12 Conference.
1995 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Bulldogs
Mustangs Blades Attack Bombing of Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, OK.
First X Games, founded by ESPN.
DVD's are invented.
Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken sets the record for consecutive games played.
First ESPN Classic TV show.
1996 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Bulldogs
  Blades Attack
Wiz
Major League Soccer is formed.
Summer Olympics in Atlanta, USA.
1997 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Bulldogs
Panthers
Lightning Blades Attack
Wizards
Brass
Bill Clinton becomes US President for second term.
NASA spacecraft lands on Mars.
The Titanic movie crashes into theaters.
First regular season interleague game in MLB.
Tiger Woods Becomes Youngest Masters Champ in Record.
WNBA began play. To honor Jackie Robinson, all teams in Major League and Minor League Baseball retire number 42.
The All Starr Sports Zone Website starts.
1998 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
  Blades Attack
Wizards
Brass
NHL players compete in the Winter Olympics for the first time.
France wins soccers World Cup.
St. Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire breaks the single season home run record with 70 homers while Sammy Sosa slugs 66 dingers. Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles sets a MLB record for most consecutive games played at 2,632.
1999 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
  Blades Attack
Wizards
Brass
Major League Lacrosse is formed.
After scoring the game winning penalty kick, Brandi Chastain celebrates by ripping off her jersey leaving her sports bra in the US win of the Women's World Cup over China.
US stamp-33 cents.
KC Royals George Brett is the first Royals player inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame on July 25.
2000 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Knights Blades Attack
Wizards
Brass
Kansas City Wizards win the MLS Cup. The 150th birthday celebration of Kansas City.
"Music City Miracle" play with the Tennessee Titans vs. the Buffalo Bills.
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2001 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Knights
Legacy
Blades Attack
Wizards
Brass
Mystics
Comets
George Bush becomes US President.
San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds breaks the single season home run record by hitting 73 homers.
on Sept. 11, terrorists crash hijacked planes into World Trade Center.
Opening of the Kansas Speedway. Apple unveils the iPod.
Arizona Diamondbacks beat the NY Yankees in a memorable World Series, after 9/11/01 events.
2002 Royals Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Knights
Legacy
  Wizards
Brass
Mystics
Comets
Brazil wins soccers World Cup.
Baseball's All Star game ends in a tie. Beginning the next season, the All Star game winner would get home field advantage in the World Series.
Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, USA.
US stamp- 37 cents. Obesity is named the #1 health concern for Americans.
2003 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Krunch
Knights
Legacy
Steers
  Wizards
Brass
Comets
Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing 7 astronauts.
Freddy Adu becomes the youngest professional soccer superstar at age 14.
Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California.
2004 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Krunch
Shockers
Knights
Steers
Outlaws Wizards
Brass
Comets
Four hurricanes devestate Florida and Southern US States. Tsunami in the Indian Ocean kills 150,000.
USA won more medals than any other country in the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Kurt Shilling pitched with bloody sock in the AL Championship Game 6 against the Yankees.
The Boston Red Sox end 86-year drought by winning the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Kansas City Storm Woman's Football Team is founded.
2005 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Krunch
Storm
Shockers
Knights
Steers

Outlaws Wizards
Brass
Hurricane Katrina damages the Superdome, New Orleans and Gulf Coast, est. $100 Billion in damages and kills 1,800 persons.
The NHL cancels the season over a labor dispute.
The Kansas City Storm Womans Football Team play their inaugural game.
2006 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Storm
Shockers
Brigade
Steers

  Wizards
Brass
Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Italy wins soccers World Cup over France.
First World Baseball Classic competition, Japan wins.
US stamp- 39 cents.
Discovery of the tenth planet in the solar system, Eris.
North Korea conducts its first nuclear weapons test.
2007 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Storm
Shockers
Brigade
Tribe
Mustangs
Titans
    Wizards
Brass
US stamp- 41 cents.
Denny Matthews, KC Royals broadcaster gets Frick Award at Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Texas Rangers score 30 runs in a game (first team in 110 years), setting an A.L.record in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles.
The Sprint Center opens in Kansas City with the "College Basketball Experience" and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, with opening act, an Elton John concert.
MLB Hall of Fame honors Kansas City Monarch, Buck O'Neil by awarding the first Baseball Lifetime Achievement Award (also named in his memory), and with a lifesize statue.
Smith Center Kansas High School Football team scores 72 pts in one quarter on to a 83-0 win, they don't punt all season long and out score their season's opponents 700-0. Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run and passes Hank Aaron.
2008 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Jazz
Panthers
Storm
Shockers
Brigade
Tribe
Bulldogs
Mustangs
Titans
Spartans   Wizards
Brass
Last game played at Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth built", and at Shea Stadium, as new stadiums are built for each team. The NY Giants upset the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Michael Phelps surpasses Mark Spitz with the most gold medals in the Olympics. Tony DiPardo's TD Pack Band ends playing at KC Chiefs games. In a recession, the US Government spends billions to bailout Banks, AIG, TARP, Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae, Auto makers, CitiGroup, etc. Kansas wins the Men's NCAA basketball championship.

2009 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Panthers
Storm
Tribe
Bulldogs
Mustangs
Titans
Spartans
Stars
Mavericks
Wizards
Brass
Barack Obama becomes the first African American President of the United States.
Zack Greinke wins the American League Cy Young Award with an era of 2.16. President Obama signs a $787 Billion economic rescue plan. US television stations end analog broadcasts. US unemployment rate hits double digits at 10.2%, for the second time since World War II.
2010 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Panthers
Storm
Tribe
Spartans
Bulldogs
Mustangs
Titans

Stars

Rhythm

Mavericks
Wizards
Brass
Comets
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Disasterous British Petroleum oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 170 million gallons and costly clean up.
Congress passed $1 Trillion health care overhaul.
Great Recession with 9.8% unemployed.
Kansas City's Folgers Coffee Plant, which opened in 1908 announced it will close in 2012.
United and Continental Airlines merge creating the largest airline company at $3 billion value.
Facebook grows to half a billion members.
2011 Royals
T-Bones
Chiefs
Panthers
Storm
Spartans
Bulldogs

Rhythm

Mavericks
Sporting Kansas City
Brass
Comets

Terrorist leader, Osama bin Laden is killed by American solders.  Death of Libyian leader Moammar Gadhafi.  Magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Massive tornado slams Joplin, MO, killing over 160 persons and injuring another 1,000.  The winter of 2011-12 a mere 3.9 inches of snow fell in Kansas City, a record low at the time.

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Record heat and drought in much of the Midwest US. Barack Obama is re-elected as President of USA. Hurricane superstorm Sandy batters the NE Coast in late Oct.  Summer Olympic games played in London England.
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Barack Obama starts his second term of US President.

Bombing at the Boston Marathon killed 3 and injured many.  Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) healthcare plan started, with many glitches in it's launch. The U.S. Federal Government shut down for two weeks in Oct.  The City of Detroit files for bankruptcy.  Civil War in Syria with thousands killed. North Korea missile threats. 

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 FIFA World Cup is won by Germany 
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 Paris terror attacks killing hundreds, 7.9 earthquake kills over 8,800 in Nepal, flowing water discovered on Mars 
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