New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C.... Read MORE...

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Bird's-Eye View of New Orleans
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Bird's-Eye View of New Orleans
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - New Grunewald Hotel. Audubon Building and Maison Blanche. New Orleans, La.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

New Grunewald Hotel. Audubon Building and Maison Blanche. New Orleans, La.

"The Roosevelt New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 504-room hotel owned by Dimension Development and managed by... Read MORE...

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Levee Scene
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Levee Scene
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Pirate's Alley, New Orleans, La.
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Pirate's Alley, New Orleans, La.
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The city is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723, as it was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their European culture.wikipedia


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1718 - May 7 - The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville .

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1722 - Hurricane destroyed most of New Orleans

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1723 - New Orleans became capital of Louisiana

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1778 - April 1 - Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" symbol

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February 13, 1784 - Ice floes blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans, then passed into the Gulf of Mexico.

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1788 - March 21 - Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana

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1803 - January 11 - Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
December 20 - French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M

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1815 - January 8 - Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew

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1827 - Februray 27 - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans

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1830 - January 13 - Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves

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1832 - Yellow fever and choloera epidemic killed more than 5,000 in New Orleans

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1837 - New Orleans held first Mardi Gras parade

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1838 - March 8 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)

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1853 - Yellow fever epidemic killed more than 11,000 in New Orleans

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1862 - April 25 - Capture of New Orleans LA by the Union under Flag Officer Farragut

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1864 - October 4 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms

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1868 - September 22 - Race riots in New Orleans La

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News  1869 - Over $30,000
Only three persons in New Orleans return an income above $30,000, and the highest is $38,621.
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1874 - September 14 — Battle of Liberty Place: In New Orleans, former Confederate Army members of the White League temporarily drive Republican Governor William P. Kellogg from office,
replacing him with former Democratic Governor John McEnery. U.S. Army troops restore Kellogg to office five days later.

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1878 - July 12 - Fever epidemic in New Orleans begins, it will kill 4,500

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News  1884 - THE LEVEES GIVING WAY. A SERIOUS BREAK THREATENED AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, La., March 8. - The water in front of this city rose 5 inches to-day, and now marks 8 inches under the high-water mark, which is the top of the levees. Two days more of a rise like that of to-day and the water will pour over the bank and into the streets of the city. The water is...Read MORE...


News  1884 - December 16 – The World Cotton Centennial World's Fair opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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February 13, 1889 - It was the coldest morning of record along the Gulf Coast. The temperature dipped to 7 above zero at New Orleans LA.

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1891 - March 14 – In New Orleans, a lynch mob storms the Old Parish Prison and lynches 11 Italians arrested but found innocent of the murder of Police Chief David Hennessy.

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News  1892 - THE ENGINEER WAS DRUNK. Fatal Explosion in a New Orleans Ice Factory.
A boiler exploded in the factory of the Consumers Ice Company, at New Orleans, La., partly wrecking and setting fire fire to the building, killing ALBERT COLEMAN, whose head was blown off, and fatally wounding FRANK SMITH, WILLIAM SCULLY, MORRIS G. SMITH, ANDREW JOHNSON, RICHARD M. BRADY, EDWARD...Read MORE...


1895 - February 15 - 23 cm (9 inches) of snow falls on New Orleans

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February 15, 1895 - Nine inches of snow blanketed New Orleans LA.

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News  1895 - THE EXPLOSION AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, April 6. - At this writing but four bodies have been recovered from the ruins of the explosion which took place from some unknown cause at the corner of Decatur and Ursuline streets, in a two-story brick building containing two stores and rooms on the ground floor.

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News  1897 - BIG FIRE IN NEW ORLEANS. NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED.
New Orleans, April 16. - One of the most picturesque business structures in the city, known as the Moresque block, owned by Gauch & Sons, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, entailing a loss of upwards of $400,000. The Moresque building occupied one entire block, bounded by Camp,...Read MORE...


News  1899 - SUSPENDER SAVED HIS LIFE - Discharged Soldier Attempts to Kill a Bank Runner
New Orleans, July 17. - Charles E. Rockel, runner for the Metropolitan bank, had just entered the bank today to begin his duties, when Englehart Biber, a discharged soldier, slipped up behind him, and taking deliberate aim, fired. The bullet struck the juncture of Rockel's suspenders and carried it ...Read MORE...


1900 - New Orleans - The Crescent City by Grace King
Sail across the blue waters of the Gulf and make your way up the mighty current of the Mississippi, like the leisurely traveler of yore, if you wish to approach New Orleans in the proper way and spirit; unless - which also furnishes a proper way and spirit-you wind your way down the mighty current, ...Read MORE...


News  1910 - BUILDING COLLAPSES; ONE KILLED. BAD ACCIDENT AT NEW ORLEANS - FIVE ARE INJURED.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
New Orleans, April 14. - An unidentified boy, 12 years old, was killed today and five persons were injured in the collapse of a building at the corner of Rampart and Canal Streets. The accident occurred shortly before noon.

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News  1919 - NEW ORLEANS' FRENCH OPERA HOUSE BURNED. FAMOUS STRUCTURE, BUILT IN 1859, IS COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY FIRE.
New Orleans, Dec. 5. - (United Press). - The Old French opera house, a landmark of old New Orleans, was burned to the ground Thursday in a fire which originated in the rear of the restaurant Cafe de L'Opera. The opera house was built it 1859.

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1927 - April 15 - New Orleans LA was drenched with 14.01 inches of rain, which established a 24 hour rainfall record for the state.

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1947 - September 19 - The eye of a hurricane passed directly over New Orleans, and the barometric pressure dipped to 28.61 inches.
The hurricane killed fifty-one persons, and caused 110 million dollars damage. It produced wind gusts to 155 mph while making landfall over Fort Lauderdale FL two days earlier.
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1948 - December 18 - WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1960 - November 14 - Riot due to school integration in New Orleans

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News  1973 - January 7 – Mark Essex kills 9 people at the Howard Johnson's hotel in downtown New Orleans.

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1977 - November 12 - New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial

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1992 - Hurricane Andrew causes devastation in Florida and Louisiana

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bolond
America/USA  Jane E. Bolond (1823, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 28 February 1853, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)

Converse
America/USA  Charles L. Converse (1834, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 9 January 1853, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA )

David
America/USA  Ruth Margaret David (April 30, 1917, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 9 November 2003, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA) gravestone

LeMieux
World War II Soldier America/USA  Joseph Ferdinad LeMieux ( Jan. 1, 1922, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 27 July 1987, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Adams
America/USA  John Quincy Adams (23 June 1802, Abington, Massachusetts, USA - 30 April 1849, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Davis
 America/USA  Jefferson Finis Davis (3 June 1808, , Kentucky, USA - 6 December 1889, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) gravestone

DeNault
America/USA  Clayton DeNault (03/05/1921, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - 10/24/1984, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Didier dit Drouet
Canada/New France  Denis Didier dit Drouet (10 May 1693, Champlain, Québec, Canada - 25 March 1736, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Moulton
US Civil War Soldiers America/USA  Joseph Neal Moulton (13 April 1826, Center Harbor, New Hampshire, USA - 4 June 1863, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Roy
Canada/New France  Étienne Roy (8 January 1691, La Prairie, Québec, Canada - 3 December 1727, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Thornhill
immigrant England  John Thornhill (1785, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England - November 1837, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Trepagny
Canada/New France  Claude Trepagny (12 April 1671, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada - 21 November 1724, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
 


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