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July 30, 1877

On this day the St. Louis County Council  raised the drinking age from 16 to 18. 


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July 29, 1904

The International Association of Ice Cream Makers credit Syrian immigrant, Ernest Hamwi, with using his wafer-like pastries to hold a scoop of ice cream on this day.  Thus, the…


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July 28, 1881

Governor Crittenden offered a $5,000 reward for anyone who could help in the arrest and conviction of the James Gang. 


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July 28, 1849

Committee of Health declared the great cholera epidemic was over. At least 8,423 people died in St. Louis but countless others died along the Missouri River Valley to the west.


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July 26, 2013

The two sides of the new Stan Musial Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi were joined in the middle on this day in St. Louis.


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Scenes from Seven Parks

A Visual Tribute to Missouri’s State Parks and Historic Sites.


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The First Episode of Mo’ Curious by Missouri Life is Here!

In our first episode, we explore Missouri's geologic history stretching back billions of years to the formation of the Ozark Plateau. Hear from experts as we journey through…


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July 23, 1904

This was the reported date when some say the ice cream cone was created and seen for the first time ... at the St. Louis World's Fair, of course.


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