September 14, 1992

John Vincent scaled the Gateway Arch using suction cups. He then BASE jumped from the top.


September 12, 1874

St. Louis dedicated a monument to General Nathaniel Lyon on this date. Lyon was the first Union General to be killed in the Civil War.


September 8, 1842

Phoebe Couzins was born in St. Louis. She went on to become one of the first female lawyers in the United States and the first woman to be appointed to the US Marshall. She earned a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and she is now buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. 


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September 1, 1880

The parent organization of the St. Louis Symphony was organized on this day.  


August 27, 1933

On this day Lieutenant Tito Falconi flew his open-cockpit airplane from St. Louis to Joliet upside down. He was happy to set the record for inverted flight but was a little worried also because one of the straps that held him in broke along the way.


August 26, 1856

District Attorney Thomas C. Reynolds and editor of the St. Louis Democrat, Benjamin Gratz Brown, fought a duel on Bloody Island.  Brown was wounded, and Reynolds was unhurt.  Brown went on to become Governor of Missouri, and Reynolds went on to become the Confederate Governor of Missouri.


August 24, 1869

The riverboat War Eagle burned in St. Louis.