The police department's first radio system operated like the AM station it was, and officers in radio-equipped cars couldn't respond over the air to headquarters.
Tim O'Neil is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Democrats met in St. Louis while the World's Fair was underway to choose Alton Parker of New York as their nominee in 1904 to take on President Theodore Roosevelt. The fair is much better remembered.
About 15,000 German and Italian prisoners of war were confined in Missouri, and a few tried to escape.
St. Louis firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.
The first St. Louisan is killed in World War I. David Hickey, 38, a former Post-Dispatch mailroom worker and baseball player, was the first of 1,072 area men to die in the war.
Detectives suspected Dinty Colbeck was trying to muscle back into business after a prison stint, but killing remains unsolved.
Demonstrators, including actor Paul Robeson, sought to change the American Theater's segregated seating policy for years.
Gangs like Egan's Rats, Hogan's and the Cuckoos battled to satisfy the public thirst in St. Louis during Prohibition.
The trail of a child kidnapping in 2007 led to an apartment in Kirkwood where a second boy, missing for more than four years, was found too.