See Our German Heritage at Deutschheim State Historic Site

Visit the Pommer-Gentner house and the Strehly house at this State Historic Site. See a  printing press similar to what was used to print one of the first German language…

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William Tecumseh Sherman’s Funeral is Held: February 21, 1891

William Tecumseh Sherman’s funeral mass and burial were held in St. Louis on this date in 1891.

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Filmmaker Robert Altman is Born: February 20, 1925

The influential Filmmaker Robert Altman, known for films such as M*A*S*H and Nashville was born on this date in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Francis Preston Blair Jr. is Born: February 19, 1821

Francis Preston Blair Jr., Missouri senator and soldier, was born on this date in 1821.

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Huckleberry Finn is Published: February 18, 1885

Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published. At first it was met with mixed to negative reviews, but it is now considered one of the greatest pieces of American…

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Dr. Antoine Francois Saugrain is born: February 17, 1763

Antoine Saugrain, a French physician and scientist who played a significant role in the early history of St. Louis, was born on this date in 1763.

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Learn About Osage Village State Historic Site

Osage Village State Historic Site has a unique part to play in helping Missourians understand their state and the Native people that lived at this site. Visit the Brown Site where…

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Leon Spinks Defeats Ali: February 15, 1978

February 15, 1978 – St. Louis boxer Leon Spinks defeats “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, to win the undisputed heavyweight championship title in a split decision. It was only the…

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The Diverse Current River State Park

The richly diverse Current River State Park has almost two miles of Current River frontage and a superb trail network. The fishing is abundant and a lazy float down the Current…

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