September 16, 1806

As the Corps of Discovery sped downstream they meet young Joseph Robidoux making his way upstream. Roubidoux established a trading post that would become today's St. Joseph.


September 15, 1806

At the future site of Downtown Kansas City men of the Lewis and Clark expedition were blaming the change from two years of cold, wet climate to that of Missouri's for all the discomfort they are feeling.


September 14, 1908

On this date the School of Journalism was founded at the University of Missouri. It was the very first "J-school" in the world.


September 13, 1993

The Mississippi river finally dropped below flood stage after a total of 124 days of flooding.


September 12, 1913

Men were going back to work after a period of strikes and labor problems at Bonne Terre, Farmington, Flat River, and throughout the Mineral Area.


September 11, 1974

The Cardinals played the longest game in their history and the second-longest in MLB history. After trailing the Mets 3-1 in the ninth, the Cards came back to tie and then play an additional 15 innings lasting for over seven hours. Finally, at 3:13 A.M., Calloway County's Bake McBride scored the winning run.


September 10, 1910

Captain Thomas Scott Baldwin made St. Louis's first extensive flight in an airplane with his plane, the Red Devil. In his flight, Captain Baldwin flew under the Eads Bridge and the McKinley Bridge, much to the delight of spectators.


September 9, 1806

Going with the Flow. With the help of the current, Lewis and Clark were speeding down the river toward St. Louis. On this night they stopped and camped again in what is today, Missouri. They were just south of the Missouri-Iowa border.


September 8, 1874

Reports were printed in St. Louis about the Lexington Band. This mid-Missouri band was returning home from a week of playing at a fair and had their pay with them. The band feared a holdup so they armed themselves. The James gang stopped the train but, seeing so many armed men, decided to leave.


September 7, 1749

This was the birthday of René-Auguste Chouteau. His father abandoned the family and poor Auguste would probably never amount to anything. But by age 14 he had founded the city of St. Louis and became one of the most influential men in history.