1807 – Born on August 11th in Frogtown (later Kirklevington, which is now part of Lexington), Fayette County, Kentucky. American senator from Missouri.
1841 – Move to Missouri to practice law, he served briefly as a federal judge.
1843 – Was appointed and then elected to the U.S. Senate.
1846-1848 – He was the president pro tempore of Senate.
1849 – Falsely believed by many to have been President of the United States for one day on March 4th.
1854 – He helped frame the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
– He went back to Missouri and supported those who attacked the anti-slavery settlers in Kansas.
1886 – Died on January 26th in Gower, Missouri.