August 20, 1888

With the death of Nat Kinney, the Bald Knobbers of Southwest Missouri were finally suppressed. Read more about the Bald Knobbers here.


August 17, 1927

Having arrived in town in the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh dedicated the new Municipal Airport in Kansas City. A crowd of 25,000 was on hand. 


August 16, 1958

Named for the founder of St. Charles, the Blanchette Bridge was dedicated on this date. It carries I-70 traffic across the Missouri.


August 15, 1791

Duff Green was born on this date. Green founded the towns of Chariton and Bluffton, and established the first stage line west of the Mississippi. He was a  teacher, lawyer, and the owner and editor of the St. Louis Enquirer, Missouri’s second newspaper.    


August 14, 1936

It might have been a good idea to sleep on the porch or in the park. On this day the temperature in Kansas City was 113 degrees.


Kansas City Missouri

August 13, 1801

On this date the “Mother of Kansas City” was born. Bernice Therese Menard Chouteau and her husband Francois Chouteau came from St. Louis to establish a trading post in 1821. They were the first white settlers in what is now Kansas City.


Missouri Flag

August 10, 1821

Missouri became a state. St. Charles was designated as the temporary capitol until a permanent location could be established near the conjunction of the Missouri and Osage Rivers.  


August 9, 1834

The road from St. Louis to St. Charles was declared a public road on this date. It was laid out in 1772. In 1865 it was improved with a rock surface and has been known as St. Charles Rock Road ever since.


Sara Teasdale

August 8, 1884

Sara Teasdale, St. Louis poet, was born on this date.


August 7, 1915

Miller Huggins, the St. Louis Cardinals manager, was coaching third base with runners on when the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers sent a rookie pitcher to the mound. Huggins said he wanted to examine the baseball and the rookie tossed it to him. The runner on third then scored.