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#Throwback Thursday: Missouri State Penitentiary Riot of 1954

When the riot was all over, four inmates had been killed, 50 injured and one attempted suicide.

09/25/2014

American journalist Eugene Field (1850-1895), circa 1890. (Photo by Spencer Arnold/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

#Throwback Thursday: ‘The Children’s Poet’ Eugene Field

The Eugene Field House and Toy Museum remains open to the public on South Broadway.

09/18/2014

Former President Gerald Ford describes the closeness of the gun held by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assasinate him on September 5, 1975 in Sacramento, CA., as he addressed the "To Heal the Nation: The Gerald R. Ford Symposium" at the Chapman University Center for Cold War Studies, February 24, 2001, in Orange, CA. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)

#Throwback Thursday: Gerald Ford Assassination Attempt Foiled

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.

09/04/2014

'Wild Bill' Hickok (James Butler Hickock, 1837 - 1876) frontiersman, marksman and law enforcement officer as he appeared when performing in New York in one of Bill Cody's shows. Killed in a poker game, hence 'Dead Man's Hand', a pair of eights and a pair of aces. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

#Throwback Thursday: Wild Bill’s Western Showdowns

Wild Bill, an Illinois native and skilled gunfighter and marshal, said he killed about 100 men.

08/07/2014

Bagnell Dam construction. Photo courtesy of Ameren Missouri.

#Throwback Thursday: Bagnell Dam and the Lake of the Ozarks

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.

07/31/2014

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#Throwback Thursday: Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse

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.

07/17/2014

Arthur Ashe runs for the ball during a match at Wimbledon in England. Photo: Getty Images

#Throwback Thursday: Arthur Ashe’s Birthday

With 33 titles to his name, he announced in 1992 that he had likely contracted HIV through a transfusion during heart surgery.

07/10/2014

NASA astronaut Sally K. Ride, the Space Shuttle Challenger crew member, pose in January 1983 in Johnson Space Center, Houston. Sally Ride and other four NASA Astronauts will be aboard the Shuttle Challenger for NASA STS-7 mission, scheduled of June 1983. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

#Throwback Thursday: The First American Woman in Space

On June 18, 1983, astrophysicist Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

06/19/2014

American politician and peace activist Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973), circa 1918. She was was the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives. (Photo: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

#Throwback Thursday: Jeannette Rankin & the Miranda Rights

American feminist and pacifist Jeannette Rankin was born on June 11, 1880, and The Miranda Rights were established on June 13, 1966.

06/12/2014

Senator Robert Kennedy speaking at an election rally in 1968. (Photo: Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images)

#Throwback Thursday: RFK’s Assassination

At the time, Secret Service protected incumbent presidents, but not presidential candidates.

06/05/2014

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