- This week in Louisiana history. August 16, 1814 US
gunboats attack Barataria, destroying all ships and pirate
contraban. A few months later, they would be allies in the
Battle of New Orleans.
- This week in New Orleans history. Mayor Mitchell
Joseph "Mitch" Landrieu born August 16, 1960 is the former
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana.
- This week in Louisiana. August 21-22 Fete Rouge A
celebration of food and wine hosted by Baton Rouge Epicurean
Society. Thursday's 7-course award dinner (paired with wines)
features live entertainment, and Friday's Food and Wine Fete
includes over 200 wines to taste plus a chef's competition,
raffles and live entertainment. Admission: $200 Thursday; $50
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4278 Constitution Ave.,
Baton Rouge, LA
- August 15 No.
I. Copy of a letter from vice-admiral Cochrane to
August 19 No. III. By lieutenant-colonel Edward Nicholls, commanding his Britannic majesty's forces in the Floridas.
Natives of Louisiana! on you the first call is made to assist in liberating from a faithless, imbecile government, your paternal soil: Spaniards, Frenchmen, Italians, and British, whether settled or residing for a time, in Louisiana, on you, also, I call to aid me in this just cause: the American usurpation in this country must be abolished, and the lawful owners of the soil put in possession.
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