Founder of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Pulitzer was born on this day. He arrived in St. Louis from New York penniless in October of 1865.

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.