February 22, 1918

Robert Wadlow was born in St. Louis. He grew to be 9 feet, 11 inches tall—the tallest man in recorded history.

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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