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Today in New Orleans 4.20.13


The weekend is jam packed with crawfish, music, and beer, from Tulane to Mardi Gras World. Gear up for a Spring Brake Yrself race this evening, plus a free festival in Mid City’s beautiful Fortier Park. On this day in 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes effectively ended Reconstruction in the state when he withdrew federal troops from Louisiana. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Double Festing

Mid City's Fortier Fest Blooms This Sat., Pre Jazz Fest Bike Lane Update



The unimpeded traffic will be clogging up the streets during JazzFest, and turning Bayou St. John's Alcee Fortier Park into a triangular taxi stand. But in the days before the Fest, the park at Grand Route St. John, Esplanade and Mystery will be full of sounds that will repeat themselves inside the Fair Grounds.


Today's Events: 4/14/11


April 14th, When Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary (1828), Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theatre (1865), the first Volvo premieres in Sweden (1927), Viking Press publishes Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Rod Steiger is born (1925), and Simone de Beauvoir dies (1986).

 

Only one man can beat all of the above: Weezy.


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