October 9, 1943: Cartoonist Mike Peters, creator of Mother Goose and Grimm, was born in St. Louis. Mike attended high school at Christian Brothers College High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
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.