July 16, 1911

Sweetheart song and dance woman Ginger Rogers was born. The beauty from Independence and Kansas City was famous for her duet-dances with longtime dance partner Fred Astaire. Read…


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July 15, 1939

Cardinals catcher and broadaster, Mike Shannon (left), was born on this day in St. Louis.


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July 14, 1818

General Nathaniel Lyon was born on this day. He was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, making him the first Union general to fall during the Civil War.


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July 13, 1852

Birthday of George "Grin" Bradley. On July 15, 1876 he threw the first no-hit, no run game in major league history.


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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…


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July 11, 1739

Birthday of Louis Blanchette who founded St. Charles in 1769.


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July 10, 1839

Birthday of A-B Founder, Adolphus Busch.


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July 9, 1804

Lewis and Clark were exploring in present day Holt County.


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July 8, 2000

The Sporting News named St. Louis the best sports city in America. Read the original story here.


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July 7, 1879

Missouri lost a great treasure on this day. Artist George Caleb Bingham died in Kansas City.


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