TBT: Venture Store Reunion in Alton for Customers, EmployeesVenture was headquartered in O'Fallon, Missouri until 1988, when the company filed for Chapter 11.
#TBT: The Original TV Dinner Released in 1953The first Swanson dinner was a Thanksgiving meal with turkey, dressing, peas and sweet potatoes - each item in its own compartment.
#TBT: 'Hound Dog' is Recorded, But Not by ElvisThe original song was sung in 1952 by blues singer Ellie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton.
#TBT: Apollo 11 Launched on Moon MissionFour days later, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon's surface.
TBT: Guns N' Roses Concert Ends with Riot in St. LouisLead singer Axl Rose dove into the crowd at a fan to take away his camera.
10 Years Ago: Praxair Explosion in Lafayette SquareIt cancelled the St. Louis Cardinals game and shut down Highway 40 - it was the massive Praxair explosion in Lafayette Square.
#TBT: CBS Broadcasted The First T.V. Show in Color On June 25, 1951 CBS broadcasted the very first television show. It was a bummer that almost no one saw it, since they all had black-and-white sets.
#TBT: Super Bowl Spot 1984It's one of the most iconic ads ever, and it only aired twice.
#Throwback Thursday: Missouri State Penitentiary Riot of 1954When the riot was all over, four inmates had been killed, 50 injured and one attempted suicide.
#Throwback Thursday: 'The Children's Poet' Eugene FieldThe Eugene Field House and Toy Museum remains open to the public on South Broadway.
#Throwback Thursday: Gerald Ford Assassination Attempt FoiledAn assassination attempt against President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, California on September 5, 1975 was foiled when a Secret Service agent grabbed the semi-automatic 45 from former Charles Manson cult follower, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme.
#Throwback Thursday: Wild Bill's Western ShowdownsWild Bill, an Illinois native and skilled gunfighter and marshal, said he killed about 100 men.

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