July 13, 1956

Birthday of boxing champ, Michael Spinks, from St. Louis. (Brother of Leon Spinks.)

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.

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