In 1806, Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis from their exploration venture to the Pacific coast. In 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune. In 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon denied allegations of improper campaign financing in his famous "Checkers" speech.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), journalist/philosopher; Mickey Rooney (1920-2014), actor; John Coltrane (1926-67), jazz saxophonist/bandleader; Ray Charles (1930-2005), singer/songwriter; Julio Iglesias (1943- ), singer/songwriter; Bruce Springsteen (1949- ), musician; Jason Alexander (1959- ), actor; Matt Kemp (1984- ), baseball player; Joba Chamberlain (1985- ), baseball player
In 1952, Rocky Marciano knocked out heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott to seize the title.
Walter Lippmann is often credited with bringing the term "cold war" into popular discourse with his 1947 book by that name.
"You can play a shoestring if you're sincere." – John Coltrane