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.
With 33 titles to his name, he announced in 1992 that he had likely contracted HIV through a transfusion during heart surgery.
On June 18, 1983, astrophysicist Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
American feminist and pacifist Jeannette Rankin was born on June 11, 1880, and The Miranda Rights were established on June 13, 1966.
At the time, Secret Service protected incumbent presidents, but not presidential candidates.