The Eads Bridge in 1875

A Worker on the Eads Bridge Dies of The Bends: March 19, 1870

James Moran, born in Ireland, became one of the first documented people in history to die of decompression sickness, or the bends on this date in 1870.


Antoine Saugrain in profile, illustration

Dr. Antoine Francois Saugrain is born: February 17, 1763

Antoine Saugrain, a French physician and scientist who played a significant role in the early history of St. Louis, was born on this date in 1763.