Lead singer Axl Rose dove into the crowd at a fan to take away his camera.
It cancelled the St. Louis Cardinals game and shut down Highway 40 – it was the massive Praxair explosion in Lafayette Square.
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.
It’s one of the most iconic ads ever, and it only aired twice.
When the riot was all over, four inmates had been killed, 50 injured and one attempted suicide.
The Eugene Field House and Toy Museum remains open to the public on South Broadway.
An 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.
Wild Bill, an Illinois native and skilled gunfighter and marshal, said he killed about 100 men.
It’s likely that St. Louis area residents who own a boat have made the trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, and they have Bagnell Dam to thank.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City was just a year old, but the 40-story building with its revolving restaurant and lobby skywalks was already a popular destination.