October 3-9, 1909: St. Louis Centennial Week was held in St. Louis to celebrate the city’s 100th anniversary of its incorporation that occurred on November 9, 1809. This city itself is actually much older. Aerial events, such as balloon races, dirigible races, and airplane exhibitions, were part of the celebration’s highlights.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.