Missouri History MuseumService Cross of the German Eagle. Presented to Charles A. Lindbergh by Hermann Goering, 1938. Charles A. Lindbergh received dozens of medals and accolades for his 1927 transatlantic flight, and immediately upon landing became one of the first international celebrities. The ... More >>
Missouri History MuseumThose of you interested in local urban development and socioeconomic history might know of the upcoming Pruitt-Igoe reunion party, which celebrates (for better or for worse) the once-heralded north-city housing development that opened in 1954 to meet the public housing ... More >>
Image viaFun fact: What we call "pokes" now were actually cannonballs during the Civil War. Remember Barack Obama's Facebook feed? What a humorous, useful and easy way to learn about what our 44th president accomplished in his first 100 days in office!With the Civil War sesquicentennial upon us, ... More >>
Bagnell Dam, circa 1931Perhaps it's the history major in me. Or maybe it's that I occasionally grow tired of scouring the interwebz all day in constant search of the latest news to report back to you dear, dear reader of Daily RFT. Whatever the case, I've recently enjoyed reading the "news" of ye ... More >>
My Christmas gift to you, dear readers? (Besides, of course, the unending cavalcade of joy that is the Year-End Bonanza.) Restaurant news! Yes, our friends around town have reported several tidbits in recent days.George Mahe scores the big scoop at Feast: RFT Best Local Chef 2008 Kevin Willmann is l ... More >>
It's only fitting that tomorrow's inauguration of the nation's first African-American president comes a day after we celebrate the life of a man who gave his life fighting for racial equality.
Today St. Louisans will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a number of ways ... More >>