Battle of Lawrence Missouri Kansas Border War

February 24, 1859

The border war with Kansas was in full swing and the Missouri Legislature appropriated $30,000, almost a million dollars in today's money, to…


Counties

February 17, 1857

Iron County was established on this date.


Mardi Gras Soulard St. Louis

February 16, 1999

Police arrested several dozen people and maced many more when Fat Tuesday crowds got out of hand in St. Louis's Soulard Neighborhood.


New Madrid County

February 14, 1789

Colonel George Morgan and seventy colonists established the city of New Madrid on this date.


Dred Scott

February 10, 1856

The United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the landmark Dred Scott case.


David Plank Art

The Birdman of Salem

Artist David Plank can’t remember a time when he wasn’t drawn to birds. While his boyhood friends were busy kicking soccer balls and hitting…


Satchel Paige 1949 Bowman

February 10, 1971

Satchel Paige was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.


Warren Hearnes Missouri Mule

January 13, 1969

The young man from a background of extreme poverty was sworn in on this date to become the first Missouri Governor to serve consecutive terms. His…


Angel Abroad

Whether she’s Europe or doing interviews with magazines like Vogue, Angel Olsen confounds people when they discover she’s from St. Louis.