December 14, 1911

Today in Missouri history, it was reported that the rabbit market had been ruined by warm weather. They were selling for only two cents each in south Missouri.


Dick Van Dyke West Plains Missouri

December 13, 1925

Birthday of singer-dancer-funnyman, Dick Van Dyke from West Plains, MO.


Wendell Pruitt St. Louis

December 12, 1944

Black aviator, Wendell Pruitt, was honored in his home town of St. Louis on this day. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross for shooting down three German planes, destroying 70 on the ground and helping to sink a German destroyer.


Nelson Atkins Museum Thinker

December 11, 1933

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 45th and Oak streets in Kansas City opened on this day.


Charles Lindbergh Air Mail Spirit of St. Louis

December 10, 1929

Direct air mail service began between St. Louis and New York.


St. Louis Jack Daniels Whiskey Stolen Siphon

December 7, 1922

Over 300 barrels of Jack Daniels whiskey disappeared through a siphon hose from the distillery in St. Louis on this date in Missouri history.


Agnes Moorehead

December 6, 1900

Today's date in Missouri history is the birthday of Agnes Moorehead, who grew up in St. Louis, spent four seasons as a dancer in the MUNY and made her debut as a singer on KMOX.


Walt Disney Marceline Missouri

December 5, 1901

Innovator of animated cartoons, theme parks, and more, Walt Disney from Marceline and Kansas City was born on this day.


December 4, 1922

Movie star Rudolph Valentino toured St. Louis. The Italian-born actor starred in silent films, such as The Son of the Sheik and The Eagle, and caused a frenzy among his female fans when he applied for US citizenship.


St. Louis Post Dispatch Delivery by Automobile

December 3, 1907

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch became the first newspaper in the country to deliver its papers by automobile.