Cleopatra was playing at the Fox. Phyliss Diller was appearing at the Crystal Palace in Gaslight Square. The big news that morning was a train collision in North St. Louis the day before that left several persons injured. Seven civil rights demonstrators had been arrested during a protest that tied up downtown traffic. Famous-Barr announced it had selected a site at Lindbergh and the Rock Road for a $10 million shopping center. An item on page four of the Globe-Democrat mentioned that President Kennedy was in Dallas.

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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