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This week in Big Easy History July 22 - 31

Lets look at the things that molded our world in the last days of July. Hope everyone enjoys these bits of history.

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is (July 22 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1939)



Oretha Castle Haley was born. while working at Charity, she helped organize the New Orleans Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation


Halley did many things to help the citizens of New Orleans and to do her part in fighting social injustice. Part of Dryades Street was renamed in her honor.


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It is (July 23 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (2008)

280,000 gallons of No 6 fuel oil spill in the Mississippi after a collision.

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It is ( July 24 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1769)

Alejandro "Bloody" O'Reilly sends notice that he reclaims New Orleans for Spain


A lot can be said about O'Rielly both good and bad. As with most things in history it depends on what side of the situation you stand on. He was very tough on showing Spain's authority but he also did many things to help promote the growth of the city. we plan on doing a whole episode just on him.

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On this date in (1948) Steven Goodman was born He was best known for writing "City of New Orleans," a song made popular by Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson


I can remember listening to this song as a kid and have had the great pleasure to ride this piece of history from New Orleans to Chicago.






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It is (July 26 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1896)


the first permanent home for showing movies in the United States was opened at 623 Canal Street


Another amazing first for New Orleans that is so often missed.

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It is (July 27 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (2012)


a fire broke out at Hubig's Pie facility. Shouting down production


I'll just say that the fat kid in me REALLY misses Hubig Pies

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It is (July 28 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1894)


The Canal Line was the first New Orleans Traction line to be electrified, beginning electric service on this date

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It is ( July 29 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1747)

Luis Francisco Héctor de Carondelet, XV baron de, governor of Louisiana and West Florida. Born, Cambrai, France


Another Royal in our history that will get a lot more exploration as we move forward.

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is (July 30 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (1975)


St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 were entered into the National Register of Historic Places.

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Welcome to Big Easy Life. It is (July 31 20) and it’s time for Today in Big Easy history

On this date in (2007)


Oliver "Who Shot the La La" Morgan Dies

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I hope you enjoyed our bits of history for the month of July and hope to see you back in August and beyond. Please like our vids and subscribe to our YouTube channel it really helps us. Thanks for being part of our Big Easy Life

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