July 16, 1911

Sweetheart song and dance woman Ginger Rogers was born. The beauty from Independence and Kansas City was famous for her duet-dances with longtime dance partner Fred Astaire. Read her biography here.


July 15, 1939

Cardinals catcher and broadaster, Mike Shannon (left), was born on this day in St. Louis.


July 14, 1818

General Nathaniel Lyon was born on this day. He was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, making him the first Union general to fall during the Civil War.


July 13, 1852

Birthday of George "Grin" Bradley. On July 15, 1876 he threw the first no-hit, no run game in major league history.


July 12, 1930

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd dedicated the St. Louis Flying Field as the Lambert- St. Louis Municipal Airport. With him were two St. Louisans, Captain Ashley McKiley and Ensign Thomas Mulrony, who had been with Byrd as he explored the polar regions. 


July 11, 1739

Birthday of Louis Blanchette who founded St. Charles in 1769.


July 10, 1839

Birthday of A-B Founder, Adolphus Busch.