October 7, 1964

Opening day of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Yankees.

October 2, 1865

The first regularly scheduled train service between St. Louis and Kansas City began on this day. It was an 18-hour trip. 

Form Follows (New) Function at Hotel Saint Louis

An iconic Louis Sullivan building in St. Louis takes on a new life as an upscale hotel.

September 29, 1953

The Post-Dispatch reported that General Motors was planning to build a new plastic car in St. Louis. Sure enough, every Corvette in America was built there from 1953 to 1981.

Whose Woods These Are

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve offers natural wooded habitats for nature lovers year-round. 

September 24, 1794

Antoine Robidoux was born into the prosperous St. Louis family of that name. His brother was the founder of St. Joseph but Antoine went further west and trapped, explored, and led pioneers into the new territories.

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. 

End of Summer Fun in St. Louis

Discover virtual art festivals, socially distanced events, rooftop karaoke, and more in St. Louis.