March 13, 1964

On this date in history: The Beatles made their first concert appearance in St. Louis. They appeared in Kansas City on September 17.


Paper ticket that illustrates Missouri History Today entry about the Monett Opera House.

January 22, 1908

Today in Missouri history. Economist Henry L. Call was speaking at the Opera House in Monett. He told how economic panics could be avoided in the future. Tickets cost 15 cents and included a copy of Mr. Call’s newest book as a gift from the Monett Free Library.


A neon sign with the words Rock and Rock, illustrating a Missouri History Today entry about the first class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 23, 1986

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors in Cleveland, its first class consisted of the stars who music historians considered the best of the best. St. Louis native Chuck Berry was among the first inductees, along with Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Jerry Lee Lewis.