February 21, 1891

The Second Missouri Division, US Army was formed on this date. Their famous Taney County song, Houn’Dawg, told of a loyal and protective hound.


February 18, 1885

Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published. At first it was met with mixed to negative reviews, but it is now considered one of the greatest pieces of American literature.


February 17, 1857

Iron County was established on this date.


February 16, 1999

Police arrested several dozen people and maced many more when Fat Tuesday crowds got out of hand in St. Louis's Soulard Neighborhood.


February 15, 2011

"Baseballís perfect warrior, baseballís perfect knight," hall of famer, Stan the Man Musial was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on this date in Missouri history.


February 14, 1789

Colonel George Morgan and seventy colonists established the city of New Madrid on this date.


February 13, 1890

Work was planned on the terrible streets in Crystal City. Men were hired, teams and equipment were lined up and assignments were made.


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.