Bernard Pratte Junior was born. He was the first child born in St. Louis after it became an American city. He later became the first St. Louis-born citizen to be elected mayor.

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.