Lewis and Clark

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Sets Out For St. Charles: May 14, 1804

On this date in history, the Lewis and Clark Expedition—also known as the Voyage of Discovery—sets out across Missouri to explore the lands west of the Mississippi.


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.


Leon Spinks Muhammad Ali boxing

Leon Spinks Defeats Ali: February 15, 1978

February 15, 1978 – St. Louis boxer Leon Spinks defeats “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, to win the undisputed heavyweight championship title in a split decision. It was only the eighth professional bout for Spinks.


Charles Lindbergh, St. Louis, Spirit of St. Louis

Charles Lindbergh is Born: February 4, 1902

Birthday of St. Louis resident (as an adult), Charles Lindbergh who flew the Spirit of St. Louis.


July 31, 1981

Forty-one years ago today, the last Corvette rolled off the production line in St. Louis.


July 29, 1929

What animal did milkmaids use to deliver Pevely Dairy products in St. Louis 90 years ago?


July 5, 1879

Dwight Davis was a man who got things done, not just a star tennis player and the namesake of the Davis Cup.


June 17, 1946

Did cell phone service really begin 76 years ago? Find the answer with Missouri History Today at missourilife.com.


June 12-14, 1872

On this date in Missouri history, The National Saengerfest was underway in St. Louis.


May 27, 1911

Vincent Price is born in St. Louis. One of America’s best-known character actors was born into a wealthy and influential family, with little indication of the type of fame that was to come.