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Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/10/20 – LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY!

Wars are expensive, and nobody knew that better than Napoleon Bonaparte, who was forced to unload some prime real estate for a lousy 42¢ an acre to pay for his latest contretemps with the British Empire, making today NATIONAL LOUISIANA PURCHASE DAY! The year was 1803, and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/24/21 – PARADE FLOAT DAY!

People just walked down the middle of street before February 24, 1868, when someone in New Orleans had the brainstorm to build a rolling stage for the Mardi Gras Parade, making today NATIONAL PARADE FLOAT DAY! Leave it to New Orleans, our most colorful and imaginative city, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 11/16/19 – BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY!

On November 16, 1873, The Blues was born in Florence, Alabama when William Christopher Handy made his debut, wailing like the Bluesman we celebrate on NATIONAL BIRTH OF THE BLUES DAY! W.C. Handy, called The Father of The Blues, learned to play music in secret from his preacher […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/14/20 – TUTTI FRUTTI DAY!

It was the last 15 minutes of a New Orleans recording session on September 14, 1955, and Little Richard had one more song up his sleeve. He had just spent an hour rewriting the lyrics with Dorothy La Bostrie, changing the original “dirty” lyrics from “good booty” to […]

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