February 12, 1926

Birthday of Hall of Fame Cardinals catcher and sportscaster, Joe Garagiola. Joe grew up on The Hill in St. Louis with good friend, Yogi Berra.


February 11, 1856

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


February 10, 1971

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


February 5, 2012

The science and education worlds were buzzing about ten-year-old Clara Lazen from Kansas City.


February 3, 2002

The St. Louis Rams were in the Super Bowl vs. the New England Patriots in a game which spawned a scandal.


February 2, 1952

Josephine Baker returned to Missouri to do a charity performance. A crowd of 8,000 turned out to see her.


February 1, 1902

Novelist, playwright, and short story writer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin.


January 29, 1944

The USS Missouri was launched was launched on this day.


January 28, 1817

Governor William Clark authorized a territorial lottery. It was to use profits to purchase fire equipment for the territory’s capital city, which was St. Louis.


January 27, 1810

St. Louis officially organized citizens into fire companies. All able-bodied men were required to keep two sturdy buckets on hand and be ready to serve.