July 13, 1956

Birthday of boxing champ, Michael Spinks, from St. Louis. (Brother of Leon Spinks.)

July 12, 1930

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd dedicated the St. Louis Flying Field as the Lambert- St. Louis Municipal Airport. With him were two St. Louisans, Captain Ashley McKiley and Ensign Thomas Mulrony, who had been with Byrd as he explored the polar regions. 

July 6, 1763

Maxent, Laclede and Company of New Orleans was granted the exclusive rights to trade with American Indians in the Mississippi Valley on this day. Hence, Laclede and his stepson came upriver and established a trading post which they named St. Louis.

The Perfect Potato Chip

Here’s how The Billy Goat Chip Company makes their mouthwatering snack.

June 29, 1950

What many regard as the greatest upset in World Cup history, the U.S. team beat England. Five of the players were from St. Louis and four of those were from The Hill. A movie was made about the event. Much of The Game of Their Lives was filmed on The Hill. 

June 15, 1859

Henry Shaw opened his botanical garden to the public on this day.

Life Flying on Water

The Lake St. Louis Water Ski Club chases the thrill.

All Aboard to St. Louis Union Station

St. Louis Aquarium welcomes guests with new shows.

June 3, 1906

Josephine Baker was born on this day in St. Louis. In her time, she was a world famous dancer and jazz and pop singer. She was also a civil rights leader who defected to France, where she became a citizen in 1937.