1 – The New York-based Bail Project opens a new branch in St. Louis and begins using donated funds to help incarcerated poor people get bailed out of jail while awaiting their court date.
4 – Newly appointed St. Louis Police Chief
John Hayden talks to The American about police actions against demonstrators during the
Jason Stockley verdict protests, investigations into police shootings and anti-bias training.
7 – St. Louis native
Sterling K. Brown becomes the first black man to win a Golden Globe award for “Best Actor in a TV Drama.”
8 – Cardboard Porta Potty protest at the doorstep of St. Louis Mayor
Lyda Krewson and at City Hall for inadequate response to homelessness, in memory of the lives of
Grover Perry, who froze to death in a Porta Potty, and an unidentified man who froze to death in a dumpster.
11 – The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Missouri’s requirement that hair braiders must have 1,500 hours of cosmetology training, most of which covers topics unrelated to hair braiding. The appeals court decision was overturned on October 9 by the U.S. Supreme Court. The suit was brought on behalf of two unlicensed hair braiders in St. Louis,
Tameka Stigers and
11 – Mediation date set for Service Employees International Union Workers who have been on strike since December 1, 2017 and representatives of Christian Care Home in Ferguson.
Sara Lahman becomes the new CEO at Annie Malone Children and Family Services Center.
16 – DC Comics superhero “Black Lightning” premiers on The CW network.
23 – At a St. Louis County Council meeting, employees who provide medical, mental and dental health services to County Justice Center inmates demand Proposition P pay raises that other corrections employees received.
25 – Twenty-six former judges and prosecutors ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the decision against
Bobby Bostic, who was sentenced to 241 years in prison for armed robbery at age 16.
25 – State Senator
Jamilah Nasheed announces her run for president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in the March 2019 election.
27 – NFL Hall of Famer
Aeneas Williams, pastor of The Spirit of the Lord Family Church, opens its new permanent church location in St. Ann.
27 – U.S. Senator
Claire McCaskill holds a town hall meeting at Harris-Stowe State University, discussing criminal justice reform and the upcoming midterm elections.
28 – Bishop
Elijah H. Hankerson is installed as the president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition.
31 – State auditor
Nicole Galloway accepts the St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s request to audit the City of St. Louis.
1 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces a proposed five-year cleanup of radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, expected to cost $236 million.
5 – Hazelwood School District holds meetings for community feedback on redistricting plans, also on February 7.
6 – St. Louis Treasurer
Tishaura O. Jones and Alderman
Jeffrey Boyd clash over the Parking Commission at a Board of Aldermen meeting.
8 – St. Louis Alderman
John Collins-Muhammad receives a threatening letter allegedly from the Ku Klux Klan, warning him to take down a Pan-American flag honoring Black History Month outside of City Hall.
10 – U.S. Rep.
William Lacy Clay and Democratic National Committee Chairman
Keith Ellison visit St. Louis to support striking workers and to advocate for minimum wage increases and racial and economic justice.
Annie Rice defeats
Paul Fehler in a special election in St. Louis’ 8th Ward to replace longtime Ald.
Steve Conway, who was appointed city assessor.
16 – The release of Marvel’s “The Black Panther” movie smashes global and domestic box office records.
20 – Attorney
Anthony Gray announces a class action lawsuit against several companies regarding polluting residential areas near the West Lake Landfill.
22 – A St. Louis grand jury indicts Missouri Governor
Eric Greitens on felony charges stemming from allegations that he photographed a partially nude woman without her consent; he admitted they had an extramarital affair but denied the criminal charges.
24 – Ten coding students from Collegiate School of Medicine and BioScience Magnet School win $10,000 in a STEM Student Forum Hackathon event hosted by World Wide Technology for their app, aimed at helping St. Louis students understand their educational options.
26 – Activists and supporters gather at the Carnahan Courthouse in support of St. Louis Circuit Attorney
Kim Gardner, in response to recent media criticism.
27 – The Ethical Society of Police, which advocates for racial equity in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, begins a free, 10-week, evening Pre-Academy Recruitment Program at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
28 – A May 14 trial date is set for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ trial on felony charges.
28 – The aldermanic Public Safety Committee votes unanimously to pass Board Bill 233 giving subpoena power to the St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board.
Oral arguments are heard concerning the constitutionality of St. Louis County’s “wanteds for questioning” system that allows for suspects to be arrested, questioned and held for 24 hours without a warrant from a judge.
1 –Between a thousand and 1,500 people gather in Webster Groves for the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America rally.
5 – More than a thousand community members gather at Bridgeton’s Machinist Hall to learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to clean up radioactive waste in the West Lake Landfill and Coldwater Creek areas.
6 – A coalition of 27 organizations sends letters to St. Louis city leaders asking that some Proposition 1 sales tax revenue go toward the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
7 – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development removes anti-discrimination language from its mission statement.
12 – More than 100 supporters of the LGBTQ+ community go to John Burroughs School to support the school’s out gay athlete
Jake Bain, who is being protested by members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas.
14 – McKinley High School students participate in a national school walkout to protest gun violence following the Parkland, Florida school massacre in February.
Rev. Starsky Wilson of the Deaconess Foundation speaks at the Parents United for Change meeting in East St. Louis, Illinois, where residents are fighting housing authority fees that they say keep people from moving and keep them impoverished.
19 – Following a 104-day strike, workers at Christian Care Home go back on the job after a new two-year contract is signed.
20 – Civil rights activist
Percy Green II gets the inaugural Presidential Social Justice Icon Award honors from Harris-Stowe State University.
22 – About 200 Jennings Junior High students Walk for Water, a 2.8-mile trek to raise money to build a well in rural Kenya.
22 – Clinton-Peabody housing residents discuss mice infestation and structural issues with the St. Louis Department of Health in a meeting convened by Generate Health STL.
23 – St. Louis Community College officials hold an indoor groundbreaking for its new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park Campus.
24 – The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis celebrates 100 years of empowering the African-American community.
24 – A “We Rock the Spectrum” gym opens in St. Ann that provides sensory-safe play for kids with autism and special needs development.
24 –About 15,000 march in a student-led movement in St. Louis against gun violence.
4 – People around the world reflect upon the 50th anniversary of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968.
8 – The Disney and Marvel Studio blockbuster "Black Panther" becomes the third-highest grossing film in North American history, grossing $665.4 million domestically and surpassing the “Titanic.”
14 – The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability honors Rev.
Traci Blackmon and
Sheila Voss for their leadership.
16 – St. Louis City Board of Aldermen pass bills that put minority participation requirements into law for the first time and give subpoena power to the Civilian Oversight Board, which reviews police discipline cases.
20 – Hundreds of local high school students walk out of their schools on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting as part of a national protest against loose gun laws.
21 – St. Louis American Sports Editor
Earl Austin Jr. and
Randy Reed, a coach at McCluer North High School, St. Louis Community College and Cardinal Ritter, are inducted into the Missouri Basketball Association’s Hall of Fame.
24 – St. Louis County Council adopts the county’s first minority contracting ordinance.
25 – Seven local organizations release the 115-page report “Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide” at a fair housing conference.
26 – In Montgomery, Alabama, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice – and the accompanying Legacy Museum – opens as a memorial for the 4,400 African Americans murdered in terrorist lynchings by white mobs from 1877-1950.
Bill Cosby is convicted on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting
Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004.
27 – The St. Louis American Foundation awards several health workers and advocates at the 2018 Salute to Excellence in Health Care awards luncheon.
30 – St. Louis City NAACP and Harris-Stowe State University announce a new Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Higher Education to advocate for change of educational inequities.
2 – Cardinal Ritter College Prep’s principal of 10 years,
Michael Blackshear, announces that
Shante Lyons ‒ a Ritter alum and former teacher and football coach ‒ will become the school’s new principal after he retires on July 1.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway releases an audit of the Hazelwood School District that raises questions about the district’s operating and spending practices. The audit was initiated by a parent-led citizen petition.
7 – U.S. Attorney General
Jeff Sessions announces a "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings, warning that parents could be separated from children.
8 – Nordstrom Rack apologizes to teens wrongly accused of shoplifting at its Brentwood store, and the company president flies St. Louis to meet with teens and families.
10 – Pagedale agrees to a consent decree that aims to put an end to its policy of making money by ticketing its residents for minor, and even nonexistent, offenses.
13 – In honor of Mother’s Day, St. Louis activists raise money to bail out several mothers detained in the area jails for minor offenses who couldn’t afford to post bail.
15 – University City residents call for a Community Benefits Agreement that would legally bind the developer of a proposed $203.3-million “big box” retailer project to adhere to provisions that reflect the Ferguson Commission’s recommendations.
19 – In honor of
Mike Brown birthday of May 20, high students and supporters march to St. Louis police headquarters and hold a moment of silence for the nine individuals who were killed by city police in 2017.
About 29 million Americans watch the royal wedding of
Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle – now the duke and duchess of Sussex – on TV stations, and an unknown number stream the wedding on mobile devices.
Jemele Hill, a black ESPN sportscaster who criticized President
Donald Trump for being a white supremacist, is selected as 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.
The president signs a rollback of an anti-discrimination guidance that protected people of color from being charged higher interest rates on auto loans.
Stacey Abrams wins the Georgia Democratic primary election for governor. She is the first black woman in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for the office.
23 – In a unanimous vote, NFL owners approve a new policy that requires players on the field to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Players who choose to sit or kneel during the national anthem are subject to fines.
24 – Multiracial elders from across faith traditions stage “Reclaiming the Integrity of Faith During Political and Moral Crisis” outside the White House.
29 – Gov. Greitens announces his resignation after months of controversy surrounding an extramarital affair, subsequent investigations and a felony charge.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition hosts a press conference encouraging the public to assist in the reduction of violent crime.
1 – Mayor Lyda Krewson confirms that her chief of staff,
Tim O’Connell, will leave and be replaced with City Assessor Steve Conway, her longtime ally.
2 – Hundreds participate in the #WearOrangeSTL march against gun violence in North St. Louis, organized by Radio One St. Louis, Crimestoppers and Better Family Life.
6 – Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer acquitted of murder for an on-duty shooting, sues the prosecutor for bringing murder charges against him and the police department.
8 – A coalition of health and social and economic justice groups slam Missouri Attorney General
Josh Hawley for his lawsuit that they claim put millions of Missourians with pre-existing conditions at risk of losing coverage.
A special prosecutor decides not to criminally charge former Gov. Greitens, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to prove he took a photo of a semi-nude woman and then transmitted it in a way it could be accessed by computer.
12 – The Krewson administration announces that it has nullified the city’s 2009-initiated development agreement for the Northside Regeneration Redevelopment project, which encompasses over two square miles and had $390 million in approved public financing, because the developer allegedly violated the agreement.
The Ethics Committee of the St. Louis County Council presents its report and recommendations on St. Louis County Executive
Stenger’s questionable actions and alleged false statements to the council pertaining to the leases on Northwest Crossing (formerly Northwest Plaza).
15 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirms that the government has separated almost 2,000 children from parents at the border since implementing a policy that results in such family separations, causing national outrage. Trump signs an executive order five days later to end the policy.
16 — After nearly 15 years of guest appearances and features, music power couple
Jay-Z drop their first joint album, “Everything Is Love.”
17 – On Father’s Day, teen survivors from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida come to St. Louis to hold town hall and meet with family of Michael Brown.
18 – A federal government agency releases findings that radioactive contamination in Cold Water Creek in North St. Louis County could cause increased risk of certain types of cancer in residents who live near the waterway, confirming years of suspicion from residents.
22 – St. Louis Alderwoman
Annie Rice files a resolution calling for Missouri’s elected leaders in Washington, D.C. to oppose family separation and for Gov.
Mike Parson to withdraw Missouri National Guard resources from the border.
29 – Owners of the Bridgeton Landfill agreed to pay $16 million to settle a 2013 state lawsuit over its handling of a smoldering underground chemical event that residents have for years blamed for respiratory health issues and foul odors.
2 – The Airport Advisory Working Group considering privatization of the St. Louis airport’s operations holds its first meeting.
3 – The newly renovated Gateway Arch National Park and Museum opens in downtown St. Louis.
The Missouri Supreme Court sides with a tenant,
Latasha Johnson, over a landlord in what could become a landmark ruling for tenants’ rights.
6 – A diverse “People’s Ribbon-Cutting” is staged at the Arch to protest the all-white photo opportunity from the official reopening.
7 – Clayton Police force 10 incoming black freshman at Washington University to return to an IHOP, where the manager tells police they were not the suspects who dined and dashed.
12 – ArchCity Defenders gives its inaugural award for Lifetime Achievement in Poverty Journalism to
Donald M. Suggs, publisher and executive editor of The St. Louis American.
14 – On the 54th anniversary of his climb (along with
Richard Daly) up the partly constructed Gateway Arch to protest the lack of black workers, Percy Green II is honored by two black St. Louis aldermen.
19 –Twenty immigrant advocates and clergy are arrested while occupying the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in downtown St. Louis.
Cedric The Entertainer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who upset an incumbent Democratic congressman in her primary, stumps for
Cori Bush in St. Louis; Bush will come nowhere beating incumbent U.S. Rep.
Wm. Lacy Clay.
Anita Baker plays St. Louis on her farewell tour.
Hana S. Sharif is named the new artistic director of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
24 – The community forces police to arrest two employees of a Gas Mart,
Jehad Motan and
Ahmed Qandeel, who were caught on video kicking a woman, Kelli Adams, outside the store; the employees were fired.
31 – The National Black Nurses Association opens its 46th annual conference in St. Louis.
3 – Advocates gather at the St. Louis County jail to call for clemency for
Joshua Williams, a Ferguson protestor sentenced to 8 years in prison for a failed arson attempt during a protest.
Wesley Bell delivers a crushing and stunning primary defeat to 27-year incumbent St. Louis County Prosecutor
Bob McCulloch, one of the main villains of the Ferguson unrest of 2014.
Karla May upsets incumbent state 4th District state Senator
Jake Hummel, who was appointed to the seat and enjoyed mainstream labor support.
Michael Butler defeats 38-year incumbent Recorder of Deeds
9 – In partnership with the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, The American starts a year-long series of commentaries by black males in memory of Michael Brown dedicated to reshaping the narratives around young black males in St. Louis.
Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, announces her bid for Ferguson City Council.
Tiger Woods and other golfers tee up for the final round of the 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis, where Woods finishes runner-up to
16 – Community members led by the Universal African People’s Organization demand an investigation into a fatal crash on August 10 that witnesses claim was caused by St. Louis County police officers who did not stop; the officers eventually will lose their jobs.
Ray Lankford and
Vince Coleman are inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.
23 – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley accepts the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ offer to review its records on child molestation; advocates say it’s “exactly backwards” to allow suspects to guide an investigation.
25 – Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General
C. David Turner has a park in Rock Hill renamed in his honor.
26 – East St. Louis hosts its inaugural Heritage Festival.
29 – More than three weeks after the tightly contested primary election,
Mark Mantovani concedes defeat to incumbent County Executive Steve Stenger; he lost by less than 1 percent of the vote.
Aretha Franklin is memorialized with a funeral watched around the world in Detroit.
3 – St. Louis celebrates its first Unpaid Labor Day, in memory of the slaves who farmed and built America without compensation.
4 – Nike features
Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback blackballed from the NFL for his activism on police accountability, in its new “Just Do It” ad.
5 – A refurbished
Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Fountain Park is rededicated.
6 – The American publishes “Show me support for the national prison strike” by
Amy E. Breihan, which results in the Missouri Department of Corrections refusing to deliver this edition of the paper to inmates, claiming it encourages sedition.
Sanford Biggers’ self-titled exhibition, which features unique memorials to victims of police violence, opens at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
11 – The Rev.
Traci D. Blackmon opens “Reviving Justice” at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant.
13 – Advocates release a 42-page report calling for St. Louis to close its troubled Medium Security Institution, the notorious Workhouse.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis breaks ground on a Teen Center for Excellence in Ferguson.
Firebrand St. Louis journalist
Charles Jaco comes out of retirement to write a column for The American leading up to the midterm elections.
14 – St. Louis County Health Director
Faisal Khan resigns, citing political obstruction as the county executive and council are locked in battle.
17 – The City of St. Louis and its police department are hit with another dozen federal lawsuits over the brutal kettling mass arrests of Stockley verdict protestors one year ago.
24 – Kennedy Holmes, a 13-year-old veteran of The Muny stage and 8th grader at John Burroughs School, performs for the first time on “The Voice”;
Jennifer Hudson will choose her as coach and the youth will advance to the finals then finish fourth behind three country singers.
27 – The St. Louis American Foundation celebrates a sold-out 31st annual Salute to Excellence in Education with marquee awardees
Johnetta R. Haley (Lifetime Achiever) and
Michael P. McMillan (Stellar Performer).
28 – The Empowerment Network, a community-based prostate-cancer awareness organizations, celebrates its first decade with a gala.
1 – “The Neighborhood” starring Cedric The Entertainer premieres on CBS.
KAI Design & Build acquires Atlanta-based Dorsey Engineering.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway releases an audit that reports law enforcement officials lost track of more than 1,200 registered sex offenders.
2 –Cori Bush, Alderwoman
Megan Ellyia Green and State Senator Jamilah Nasheed and dozens of others demonstrate against the impending confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee
Brett Kavanaugh outside the St. Louis offices of U.S. Senator
Six new lawsuits are filed against the City of St. Louis and its police department alleging police misconduct during protests of the Stockley verdict.
Former Missouri secretary of State
Jason Kander announces his withdrawal from the Kansas City mayoral race to deal with his depression and PTSD.
3 – St. Louis city and St. Louis County officials announce that they will work together on $175M plan to update and expand America’s Center.
4 – St. Louis native
John Keene is awarded the MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship in Fiction and Nonfiction writing.
6 – Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court amid controversy of sexual assault allegations.
Jim Kavanaugh, co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology, and members of the Taylor Family from Enterprise announce a new proposal to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to St. Louis.
12 – Ferguson Police
Chief Delrish Moss announces his resignation from the department to be with family in Miami. He will officially step down in November.
Circuit Court Judge
Gloria Clark Reno is elected by her peers to become the first African American to lead the 21st Judicial Circuit since it was established in 1815.
Rev. Starsky Wilson announces he is stepping down as pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ after a decade of leadership.
18 – Normandy School District breaks ground on early learning center. The facility will open in fall 2019.
19 – “Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis
” opens at Saint Louis Art Museum featuring portraits of African-American St. Louisans in poses inspired by works in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s permanent collection.
21 – Harris-Stowe State University President Emeritus
Dr. Henry Givens Jr. released his book “Taming Trouble Waters” about his 30-plus year transformational tenure at the helm of the regions only HBCU.
24 – St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson rejects allowing for a public vote on lease of airport operations.
27 – St. Louis County Library’s innovative partnership with Career Online High School graduates its first high school class.
29 – Hazelwood East School-Based Health Centers open at Hazelwood East and Riverview Gardens high schools.
Gerald L. Early receives the 2018 Tradition of Literary Excellence Award from the Municipal Commission on Arts & Letters of University City.
1 – The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Enterprise Bank & Trust partner to open a financial services support center at the Urban League’s Jennings location.
2 – St. Louis American’s
Wiley Price and KSDK’s
Art Holiday are honored as “Living Legends” by the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists.
Washington University announces that
Dr. Will Ross, associate dean for Diversity Programs and a renal specialist, will also serve as principal officer for Community Partnerships.
5 – Church of God In Christ 111th Holy Convocation convenes at America’s Center.
6 – Wesley Bell makes history as the first African-American elected St. Louis County prosecutor.
Wm. Lacy Clay wins 10th term in Congress 50 years after his father
William “Bill” Clay broke the state color line by getting elected to the same seat.
Missouri votes yes on Proposition B, which raises the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023, and yes to Constitutional Amendment 2 to legalize medicinal marijuana.
Incumbent U.S. Senator
Claire McCaskill loses her seat to Josh Hawley, the Republican Missouri attorney general with ties to Donald Trump.
Democrats win the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
8 – John Gaskin III is elected president of the St. Louis County NAACP.
Members of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus are voted into five of the seven Democratic Caucus leadership positions.
9 – Shirley Bradley LeFlore is sworn in as the second Poet Laureate of St. Louis.
Kahalia Adams is named Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis Youth of the Year.
13 – Former First Lady
Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” is released. The book sells 2 million copies in its first 15 days of release and becomes the best-selling book of 2018.
14 – The United Way of Greater St. Louis raises more than $76M during its 2018 fundraising campaign.
18 – Grocery store chain Shop N Saves closes its doors. Schnucks purchases 19 stores from the chain that has been in the St. Louis region since the late 1970s.
24 – St. Louis County Police Department fires
Mikel Neil and
Townsal Woolfolk, two St. Louis County police offers who fled the scene of a car crash in Berkeley that killed two men.
25 – State Rep.
Bruce Franks Jr. released footage of county police officers during Berkeley protest and files suit for excessive use of force and retaliation during the protest.
29 – St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers are indicted on felony charges for their conduct in the arrest and assault of
Luther Hall, a black St. Louis police officer working undercover during the Stockley verdict protests.
30 – 19th Annual St. Louis American Foundation Salute to Excellence in Business is held at the Ritz-Carlton with marquee awardees
Vanessa Cooksey (Corporate Executive of the Year), James Clark (Non-Profit Executive of the Year) and Maryville University (Corporate Diversity Award).
1 – St. Louis prep football athletes make history by sweeping every state championship from class three to class six. CBC wins third title in four years.
Kansas City becomes the first city to honor a Missouri lynching victim by remembering
Levi Harrington, a black man who was randomly lynched in the West Bottom neighborhood of Kansas City in 1882.
4 – The Missouri Supreme Court sides with St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, giving her the authority to investigate officers as she summons witnesses.
6 – James Clark of Better Family Life is honored by the U.S. Department of Justice with its Project Safe Neighborhoods Award for Outstanding Community Involvement.
Steven Cousins, the first African-American attorney, partner and Executive Committee Member at Armstrong Teasdale, announces the formation of Cousins Allied Strategic Advisors.
13 – Laddie Roebuck, a 59-year-old inmate in the St. Louis City Justice Center who claims he lost his toe due to medical neglect while incarcerated, is denied bail reduction.
15 – Cedric The Entertainer has a street named in his honor near Vandeventer and Olive.
17 – Prosecutors and investigators at the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office voted by secret ballot to enter the St. Louis Police Officers Association weeks before Wesley Bell is sworn in as the first African-American St. Louis County prosecutor.
Vatterott Educational Centers abruptly closes all of its campus, citing financial woes for the unexpected action.