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.

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.

St. Louis’s Honky-Tonk, Power-Pop Troubadour

Country crooner Jack Grelle switches gears for now on If Not Forever.

The Hyperloop in Missouri

Could a hyperloop change our transit landscape?

May 29, 1974

Five people were killed by lightning in one day in St. Louis County. Four were Freshman girls at JFK High School in Manchester.

May 27, 1778

The founder of St. Louis, Pierre Laclède, was going downriver to New Orleans on this date when he died.

May 26, 1780

The little town of St. Louis was attacked by 1000 British and their Indian allies. At least 21 settlers were killed. If the British had won, would the Louisiana Purchase have happened? 

May 25, 1955

Kenny Schrader was born in St. Louis. He began his racing career on a go-kart in his yard and then moved up to the dirt track at Pevely. He went on to become one of the top drivers in the nation.