December 12, 1912

Birthday of St. Louis prizefighter, Henry Armstrong, who scored 152 victories and held championship titles in three weight divisions at the same time.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo courtesy Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine.