Tim O'Neil is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Lemuel Motlow, a nephew of distiller Jack Daniel, is acquitted of killing a railroad conductor during a drunken scuffle in St. Louis.
At 1957 church convention, King was not yet undeniably famous, and his speeches didn't make headlines.
Anti-communist doctor from St. Louis established jungle hospitals in southeast Asia.
In the days when many children lived in orphanages and hospital wards, do-gooders visited them on Christmas with gifts and warm wishes.
The city finally banned high-polluting but cheap coal from southern Illinois mines, sparking howls of outrage from miners and coal dealers.
The Cardinals would win 10 more World Series, but the first was in 1926 against the New York Yankees in seven games.
St. Louis' small but busy Chinatown, at Seventh and Market streets, once was home to Chinese immigrants and their thriving businesses.
Demonstrators, including actor Paul Robeson, sought to change the American Theater's segregated seating policy for years.
St. Louis firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.
The case wasn't unique when filed, but it took a long, twisted path to national importance.