October 7, 1909: Glenn Curtiss demonstrated a fully controlled airplane flight to St. Louis crowds for the first time. It lasted only a few seconds, but crowds came to repeat performances throughout the week.
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.