June 28, 1804

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June 27, 1993

The cataclysmic Flood of '93 reached historic levels, breaching flood stage on this date in history.

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.

June 22, 1971

Today is the birthday of Hall of Fame, All-Pro, and Super Bowl MVP quarterback Kurt Warner of the then-St. Louis Rams, and the conductor of "the greatest show on turf."

June 21, 1893

Thomas Gibson Walton, the father of Wal-Mart founders Bud and Sam Walton, was born at Diggins in Webster County.

June 20, 1935

This date, June 20, is the birthday of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and sports personality, Len Dawson. 

June 19, 1929

Mid-Missourian Charles Leiper Grigg was a soft drink icon. He moved to St. Louis from his hometown of Montgomery City on this date in 1929.

June 16, 1954

On this date in Missouri history, the University of Missouri-Columbia baseball team won the national championship and the College World Series. 

June 15, 1964

One of the most lopsided trades in baseball history happened on this day. Who was the pitcher the Cardinals traded to the Cubs to get Lou Brock?

June 14, 1991

On this date in Missouri history, the St. Louis area's list of entertainment venues grew.