History Blog

May 14

Happy Birthday George Lucas–69 Robert Zemeckis–62 David Byrne–61 “Tim Roth”(Timothy Smith)–52 Catherine “Cate” Blanchett–44 Sofia Coppola–42 Mark Zuckerberg–29 ; 1904 – The first Olympic games and “Louisiana Purchase Exposition World Fair” to be held in the United States opened in St. Louis Missouri. The invention of the ice cream cone occurred here as well as the locale became home to Forest Park which is location of the region’s major cultural institutions—the Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, Science Center and the Muny Opera.