The first Olympic games to be held beyond Europe’s borders began on this date in 1904 in St. Louis. They took place on the Washington University campus around the same time as the World’s Fair.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

Photo credit: Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator. Washington University, Brookings Hall, Skinker & Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, Independent City, MO. Saint Louis Missouri Independent City, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph.