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This day in St. Louis: June 12, 1940 - The Admiral riverboat takes its first cruise along the Mississipi River. The hull of the boat dates to 1907, when it was built for a railroad ferry that shuttled traffic across the river at Vicksburg, Miss. #stl250
This day in St. Louis: June 3, 1924 - Missouri state Sen. Michael Kinney is shot and wounded while waiting for a train at a St. Louis County station. Kinney survives his wounds and becomes the longest-serving senator in state history, serving for 56 years. #stl250
This day in St. Louis: June 4, 1874 - The Eads Bridge formally opens to the public with hundreds of wagons lining up to make their first trip across the Mississippi River. #stl250
This day in St. Louis: June 5, 1971 - Six Flags Over Mid-America opens in Eureka with 220 acres of rides and amusements. #stl250
This day in St. Louis: June 6 - Author Mark Twain dedicates a plaque at the Eugene Field House. When he's told Field may not have been born there, he replies: "A rose in any other garden will bloom as sweet." #stl250
This day in St. Louis: June 7, 2012 - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney swings through St. Louis for a campaign fundraiser on the same day he announces he raised more than $76 million the previous month. #stl250
This day in St. Louis: June 8, 1988 - A St. Charles boy, Scott Kleeschulte, walks out of his house at the start of summer vacation and vanishes. He has never been seen again. #stl250
This day in St. Louis: June 9, 1980 - Whitey Herzog is named the new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, replacing Ken Boyer, who was fired one day earlier between games of a doubleheader. Herzog will lead the Cardinals to the World Series title in 1982 and National League pennants in 1985 and 1987. #stl250