Missouri and Illinois shared an unforgettable Saturday in football in 1939. Ol' Mizzou used the sharpshooting confidence of Paul Christman - "I'll pass the burns out of the stadium by the half' - to hand Nebraska its only regular season defeat in two years. And the Illini upset Tom Harmon and Michigan at Champaign, 16-7.
"Meeting of the Waters," by Swedish-born sculptor Carl Milles, was unveiled on May 11, 1940, across Market Street from Union Station. The idea was to showcase St. Louis' river origin with a stirring artwork at a prime location.
On May 8, 1900, streetcar workers voted to strike against the St. Louis Transit Co. When the strike ended four months later, 14 people had been killed. It would take 18 years and another strike for streetcar workers to win union recognition.