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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Where is New Orleans, Louisiana, USA? 

New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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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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... Read MORE...
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.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Canal Bank
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Canal Bank

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... Read MORE...
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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

Levee Scene
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Pirate's Alley, New Orleans, La.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Pirate's Alley, New Orleans, La.

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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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News  1729 - March 15 - Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st American nun, takes her vows in New Orleans

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

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April 1, 1778
News  February 13, 1784 - Ice floes blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans, then passed into the Gulf of Mexico.

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February 13, 1784
News  1788 - March 21 - Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana

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March 21, 1788
News  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 ...Read MORE...

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

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February 27, 1827
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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News  1838 - March 8 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)

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March 8, 1838
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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News  1864 - October 4 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms

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April 10, 1864
News  1868 - September 22 - Race riots in New Orleans La

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September 22, 1868
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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June 19, 1869
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...Read MORE...

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

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July 12, 1878
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...Read MORE...

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

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December 16, 1884
News  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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February 13, 1889
News  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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March 14, 1891
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 ...Read MORE...

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

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February 15, 1895
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...Read MORE...

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...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...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, ...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...Read MORE...

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, ...Read MORE...

News  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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April 15, 1927
News  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...Read MORE...

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.

January 7, 1973
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

2005 - Hurricane Katrina


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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

Converse
flag  Charles L. CONVERSE (1834, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 9 January 1853, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

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

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

Rivard
flag  Francois-Antoine RIVARD (1710, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - , )
flag  Jean-Baptiste RIVARD (1 January 1715, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - , )
flag  Joseph RIVARD (1 January 1712, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - , )

Rivard dit Lavigne
flag  Francoise RIVARD dite LAVIGNE (4 July 1707, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - , )
flag  Genevieve-Monique RIVARD dite LAVIGNE (8 December 1708, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


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

Baudreau
flag  Jean Baptiste BAUDREAU (1715, Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA - 7 June 1757, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Bourgeois
flag  Marguerite BOURGEOIS (10 May 1741, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 21 November 1796, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Campbell
flag  Frank CAMPBELL (1840, Troy, New York, USA - 14 April 1870, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Courrier dit Bourguignon
flag  Joseph COURRIER dit BOURGUIGNON (28 May 1705, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre) - 1735, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

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

Dekay
flag  George C. DEKAY (1842, , New York, USA - 19 July 1862, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

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

Didier dit Drouet
flag  Denis DIDIER dit DROUET (10 May 1693, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) - 25 March 1736, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

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

Rivard
flag  Antoine RIVARD (1675, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 12 February 1728, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Roy
flag  Étienne ROY (8 January 1691, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) - 3 December 1727, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

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

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

Tripp
flag  Charles H TRIPP (1823, , New York, USA - 30 September 1866, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
 

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