1869-A steamboat unloads 500 barrels of salt at Belvoir, 20 miles south of Butler.
1874-A Mr. Perron of Fort Scott nearly drowns in the Miami Creek as he tries to flee from the Bates County Sheriff with a stolen team and wagon.
1885-The County Grand Jury condemns the rattletrap of a County Jail and declares the outhouse in the Courthouse to be a nuisance.
1886-A riot on North Main Street bloodies a lot of noses and reputations at an exhibition to see Henry Triby give a grand performance at the skating rink.
1897-General Jo Shelby, reputed to be the only Confederate general to never surrender, dies at his farm in Elkhart township.
1938-The February issue of the national magazine School Musician has on the cover a photograph of Victor Mahan of Butler High School in his band uniform.