Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

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THIS DAY IN 1817

BENTON KILLS LUCAS

Thomas Hart Benton kills Charles Lucas in a duel on Bloody Island. Lucas challenged Benton to the duel after an argument at a polling place; they wounded each other. Benton then accused Lucas of gossiping and the two met again. After a botched command to fire, Benton shot Lucas.

HEADS UP

CHESS MAGIC

Beginning Saturday, the Magic House will host Kings, Queens & Castles, a children's chess exhibit co-created by the Magic House and the World Chess Hall of Fame. The exhibit provides an introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy.

To kick off the exhibit, the Magic House is holding a kids' beginner chess tournament on Friday from 6-9 p.m. This unrated tournament is for chess players ages 12 and under. The entry fee is $10 per player. Reservations can be made online at magichouse. …

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