February 18, 1930

Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. She took off from Bismarck, Missouri and flew to St. Louis.


February 15, 1978

St. Louisan, Leon Spinks, shocked the sports world when he beat Muhammad Ali in fifteen rounds for the World Heavyweight Crown. He and his brother, Michael, were the only brothers to ever hold world titles.


Herbaria Makes Natural Soap, Shampoo, & Insect Repellent in St. Louis

In Ken Gilberg’s line of work, he gets on his soapbox daily. He loves to speak out about Herbaria, his St. Louis-based company’s all-natural, vegetable-based soaps, deodorants, bath bombs, bath salts, moisturizers, aftershaves, insect repellents, and gifts.


Forest Park St. Louis

January 19, 1871

On this date, Hiram Leffingwell presented his plans for a huge city park west of Kingshighway in St. Louis.


December 27, 1869

The composing room at Concordia Publishing House (on the campus of Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis) was put into operation.


Telegraph diagram

December 21, 1847

The very first telegraph was sent to St. Louis. It was sent to the Missouri Republican newspaper from Louisville.


Wendell Pruitt St. Louis

December 12, 1944

Black aviator, Wendell Pruitt, was honored in his home town of St. Louis on this day. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross for shooting down three German planes, destroying 70 on the ground and helping to sink a German destroyer.


Charles Lindbergh Air Mail Spirit of St. Louis

December 10, 1929

Direct air mail service began between St. Louis and New York.


St. Louis Jack Daniels Whiskey Stolen Siphon

December 7, 1922

Over 300 barrels of Jack Daniels whiskey disappeared through a siphon hose from the distillery in St. Louis on this date in Missouri history.


Agnes Moorehead

December 6, 1900

Today's date in Missouri history is the birthday of Agnes Moorehead, who grew up in St. Louis, spent four seasons as a dancer in the MUNY and made her debut as a singer on KMOX.