June 23, 1972

On this date in history, Martin McNally hijacked a plane at Lambert Airport in St. Louis, demanding $500,000 as a ransom for the plane and crew.

Silhouette image of the pope, illustrating Pope John Paul II visiting St. Louis in January 1999. Adobe Stock photo.

January 26, 1999

This date in Missouri history: One of the most famous guests in St. Louis history, Pope John Paul II, touched down at Lambert Airport for a 31-hour visit. The Pope was greeted by President Bill Clinton.