- This week in Louisiana history. July 27, 2013. Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, a plantation-born Louisianian after succeeding her late husband in the House, died, she was 97.
- This week in New Orleans history. July 27, 2012. Hubig's Pie
Fire. Simon Hubig was born in Spain's Basque Country and
immigrated to the United States after serving in World War I.
He founded the Simon Hubig Pie Company in Fort Worth, Texas in
1922, capitalizing on baking skills he learned at his mother's
bakery. In subsequent years, the company expanded to nine
locations throughout the Southeastern United States and opened
its New Orleans location in 1922. During the Great Depression,
all of the locations were forced to close except the New
Orleans bakery, which remained profitable. Little changed in
the production of Hubig's pies since the pies were first
produced. On July 27, 2012 a fire broke out at Hubig's Pie
facility. Flames were seen coming from the front of the
building about 4:30 a.m. The fire grew to five alarms,
engulfing the old factory. A little more than an hour after
the first firefighters arrived, the facade of the building
crumbled. No one was hurt, but the facility was a total loss.
- This week in Louisiana.
August 2-4, 2019
Jazz Museum at the Mint
New Orleans, LA
Satchmo SummerFest (also known as Satchmofest) is an annual music festival held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in celebration of the jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong. It is held in early August in order to coincide with August 4, Armstrong's birthday. Traditionally it is held on the grounds of the old New Orleans Mint, now part of the Louisiana State Museum. It has multiple stages, including stages for traditional and contemporary jazz, big-band jazz, and a children's stage for up-and-coming jazz musicians. In his book New Atlantis, John Swenson said that it "never fails to be one of the most joyous and characteristically New Orleans festivals of the year."
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