January 29, 1941
The Louisiana Library Commission sponsored
the operation of a bookmobile manned by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers to furnish books to New Orleans children.
The bookmobile is seen here on January 29, 1941. Photo from the New Orleans Public Library.
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On January 29, 1969, Clay Shaw was brought to trial for conspiring to assassinate
Photo of the WPA built St. John's club house in Ciry Park
, constructed at a cost of $85,000 on January 29, 1941
. The central section contains a spacious lobby and
lounge with a display shop. The old golf house now forms the left wing of the completed structure. It contains lockers for
women and an enlarged grill.
A convention of “The Free and Independent Republic of Louisiana” met I New Orleans on January
29, 1861, in the Lyceum Room on the third floor of the City Hall, to discuss the course to be followed by the State.
Should Louisiana cast her lot in with the Southern States which had already seceded from the Union? They pointed out the
serious perils to Louisiana in the event of war, but the leaders paid little heed to this, and finally were induced to allow
delegates to go to Montgomery uninstructed. The convention named George Williamson as Ambassador of Louisiana to Texas.
It also authorized the seizure of the United States Mint and the Customhouse of New Orleans. An official act was passed
creating a State Army. This was done chiefly upon the insistence of “Dick” Taylor, son of President Zachary
Taylor who was a native of New Orleans and a resident of this city. This organization became a part of the military organization
of the Confederate States when Louisiana ceased to be a independent political entity and incorporated with the Confederacy.
On January 29, 1796, Chief Constable, Pascalis de la Barrre, suggested that the jail
being in his charge, he should live therein in conformity with the law in all the dominions of the Sovereign. He offered
to build a house at his own expense in the rear of the jail patio. The Commissioners agreed, with the understanding that
he could not rent, sell or mortgage the house, nor have right to the ground on which it is built.