General Franz Sigel Arrives in Rolla: June 14, 1861

General Franz Sigel arrived by train in Rolla with his 3rd Missouri Infantry on this date. 


The Sidewheeler Mary McDonald

The Mary McDonald Burns in Saline County: June 12, 1873

The side-wheeler Mary McDonald was tied up at Gilham's Landing when she caught fire and was destroyed.


Susan Blow illustration

“Mother of Kindergarten” Susan Blow is Born in Carondelet: June 7, 1843

Educator Susan Blow, credited with founding the first successful kindergarten program in the US was born on this date in Carondelet. 


Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” Hits Number One: June 6, 1903

The Scott Joplin tune "The Entertainer" was the best-selling piece of sheet music in the country on this date in 1903.


Missouri Territory

Missouri Territory is Established: June 4, 1812

Missouri was organized as a U.S. Territory. The name was changed from "Territory of Louisiana" to "Territory of Missouri."


Josephine Baker is Born in St. Louis: June 3, 1906

Birthday of St. Louis-born Josephine Baker, a famous entertainer and civil rights leader.