Antoine Robidoux

September 24, 1860

Antoine Robidoux was born into the prosperous St. Louis family of that name. His brother was the founder of St. Joseph but Antoine went further west and trapped, explored and led pioneers into the new territories.


Nathaniel Lyon Monument St. Louis

September 12, 1874

St. Louis dedicated a monument to General Nathaniel Lyon on this date. Lyon was the first Union General to be killed in the Civil War.


August 27, 1933

On this day Lieutenant Tito Falconi flew his open-cockpit airplane from St. Louis to Joliet upside down. He was happy to set the record for inverted flight but was a little worried also because one of the straps that held him in broke along the way.


Destruction of the Caroline

August 24, 1869

The riverboat War Eagle burned in St. Louis.  


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 1, 1854

St. Louis purchased its first steam-powered fire engine.


July 25, 1903

Semple Scott of St. Louis was granted permission to rent small electric cars similar to two-seat golf carts for getting around the World's Fair. They were called Electric Autochairs.


7 Spots For Crazy Delicious Fries

Whether you crave the simplicity of classic, crisply cooked fries or a more elaborate creation, here are several noteworthy places to find new fry favorites around Missouri.


July 12, 1930

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd dedicated the St. Louis Flying Field as the Lambert- St. Louis Municipal Airport. With him were two St. Louisans, Captain Ashley McKiley and Ensign Thomas Mulrony, who had been with Byrd as he explored the polar regions.