Forest Park St. Louis

January 19, 1871

On this date, Hiram Leffingwell presented his plans for a huge city park west of Kingshighway in St. Louis.


December 27, 1869

The composing room at Concordia Publishing House (on the campus of Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis) was put into operation.


Telegraph diagram

December 21, 1847

The very first telegraph was sent to St. Louis. It was sent to the Missouri Republican newspaper from Louisville.


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.


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.


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.


Meet Multitalented Musician Tonina Saputo

At just 23, St. Louis-based singer/songwriter, upright bassist, and poet Tonina Saputo has accomplished more than many artists twice her age. As a high school student, she performed with her school’s symphonic orchestra at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City.