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This week in Big Easy History August 15th - 21st

Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is ( August 15th 2020) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (2012)

the St. Bernard Market at 1522 St. Bernard Avenue (also known as "The Circle" market) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is (August 16th2020) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1972)


Wishbone Ash performed at A Warehouse at 8:00 P.M. Ticket price -- $3.00. Beaver Productions presented Emerson, Lake, & Palmer at A Warehouse the same night at 9 P.M. General admission tickets -- $5.00..

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is (August 17 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1779)


a hurricane made landfall at New Orleans. At the time, Spain had declared war on Great Britain. Almost all of Bernardo de Galvez’ ships (Governor of New Orleans) that were to be used to secretly seize the British post at Baton Rouge were grounded or destroyed, thus ruining his plans for invasion.

We don’t want to forget all those affected by the 1969 Hurricane "Camile" as it hit on this date near mouth of Miss. River, $322 million in damages

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is (August 18 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1769)


Alejandro O'Reilly arrives in N.O. with 24 ships and 2,600 Spanish troops to take possession of Louisiana for Spain. O’Reilly was an Irish Mercenary that had sworn allegiance to the Spanish crown.

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is (August 19 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1960)


Former National Football League kicker and All American at Michigan State University, Morten Andersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nicknamed "The Great Dane", he is the all-time leading scorer in NFL history, as well as being the all-time leading scorer for two different rival teams; the New Orleans Saints, with whom he spent 13 seasons, and the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he spent a combined eight seasons. Anderson retired from football on December 8, 2008.

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is ( August 20 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

(On this date in 1937)

Foundations are placed on the new concrete bridge at Robert E. Lee Blvd. across the Orleans Canal. This bridge replaces an old wooden structure and serves the lower section of the Lake Vista subdivision

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is (August 21 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1841)


United States patent No. 2,223 was awarded on this day to John Hampson on a “manner of retaining in any desired position the slats of Venetian Blinds.” This adjustment design is still the most employed method in stringing Venetian blinds in use today. Hampson was not just some eccentric inventor. He was the Mayor of Carrollton before it was annexed by the City of New Orleans

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