Library books on shelves in an old library.

September 3, 1897

Sally Benson was born on this date in St. Louis.  She wrote a book that became the basis for Meet Me in St. Louis. She went on to write other screenplays including National Velvet, Bus Stop, and Anna and the King of Siam (The King and I).

Religious image of a sacred statue of Jesus

September 2, 1821

St. Ferdinand's Catholic Church in Florissant was consecrated. St. Ferdinand is the oldest Catholic Church between the Mississippi and the Rockies.