OCT. 11, 1921: At the Majestic Theatre, the first showing of the movie, “The Wonderful Thing,” with scenes filmed in Centerville and Plano.
Centerville policeman “Slim” Edwards shot on 12th Street by gang members from St. Louis. He was saved by his officer’s metal badge.
OCT. 12, 1864: Davis County invaded by Confederates.
OCT. 12, 1939: Speaking in Centerville, Chariton’s Martha Bonnett, a passenger on the submarined Athenia, describes her experience.