New Orleans Turns 293 Today
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)