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New Orleans Turns 293 Today

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World Famous New Orleans known for Mardi Gras, The Saints, and Bourbon Street was founded on this day in 1718. I wonder if the first street paved was Bourbon Street and i wonder what kind of bar was on it??

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info)

1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)

1835 – The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax (More info)

1916 – The United States National Park Service is created (More info)

1944 – After more than four years of Nazi occupation, Paris is liberated by the Allies (More info)

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