February 1, 1902

Novelist, playwright, and short story writer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin.


January 12, 1997

Steve Fossett took off from Busch Stadium aboard his balloon "Solo Spirit" and set a world distance record when he landed in India.


January 1, 1914

Missourians Tom Benoist and Tony Jannus began the first scheduled passenger airline service in America.


Angel Abroad

Whether she’s Europe or doing interviews with magazines like Vogue, Angel Olsen confounds people when they discover she’s from St. Louis.