1821 - Missouri became the 24th state to join the Union.
1846 - The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress. The "Nation's Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.
BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Police blocked off part of North Baton Rouge on the morning of August 9th after finding a body in a yard.
They made the find just after six on the 3500 block of Conrad Street.
CENTRAL, La (FOX44) - As the economy starts to try to recover, one Louisiana senator is hitting the streets taking your questions.
David Vitter was hosting the first of three economy debt forums on the morning of Aug. 9 in Central.
BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Mayor President Kip Holden is set to talk about his revised bond proposal at a council meeting on August 10th, and now he along with other council members want your input too.