May 4, 1910

President Taft didn’t want to offend either set of fans so, on this day, he attended part of the Cardinals game at Robison Field then scooted over to Sportsman’s Park for the rest of the Browns game.    


Jim Bridger

March 17, 1804

Mountain man, Jim Bridger was born.


W.J. Lewis

March 16, 1875

The W. J. Lewis a stern-wheeled mountain boat sank just north of the mouth of the Missouri.


Route 66 Missouri Postcard

March 15, 1931

The final Missouri section of pavement was complete and Route 66 is opened between Rolla and Lebanon.


Battle of Lawrence Missouri Kansas Border War

February 24, 1859

The border war with Kansas was in full swing and the Missouri Legislature appropriated $30,000, almost a million dollars in today's money, to establish a military post on the western border to keep the Jayhawks out.


Brookings Washington University

February 22, 1853

Eliot Seminary (now Washington University) was chartered in St. Louis on this date.


Counties

February 17, 1857

Iron County was established on this date.


Mardi Gras Soulard St. Louis

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.


New Madrid County

February 14, 1789

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


Dred Scott

February 11, 1856

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