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Beyonce performed at the dome on July 7, 2013 during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
The concert was a part of the Essence Music Festival and broke the attendance record of the annual festival.
Jazz great Willie Gary "Bunk" Johnson died on July 7, 1949.
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (Francesca Saveria Cabrini), also called Mother Cabrini, founder of the
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, was beatified by the Catholic Church on November 13, 1938. She was the first (naturalized)
citizen of the United States to be canonized, on July 7, 1946, by Pope Pius XII . Cabrini High School,
which she founded, is named for her.
On July 7, 1944, the Liberty ship Alcee Fortier was launched by the Delta Shipbuilding
Jackson Barracks was established in 1834 and was known as New Orleans Barracks prior to July
7, 1866 when it was renamed in honor of Andrew Jackson.
New Orleans City Ordinance #2824 (July 7, 1855) put the operation of the New Orleans
Workhouse out to lease beginning on August 1, 1856. The municipal authorities did, however, retain supervisory rights over
the activities and business of the lessee. The original lessee abandoned his lease to the city early in 1857 and operation
of the workhouse returned to the municipal authorities until a new lease went into effect on September 1 of that year.
A report of the Orleans Parish Grand Jury, dated July 7, 1856, includes the following description of the
Workhouse: In the City Work House are one hundred and forty prisoners, most of whom were engaged in various kinds of
work, and though by no means working hard; yet, from their movements, it appeared hard for them to work, and the
Jury could only come to the conclusion, that when they are out of the work house, they are citizens of leisure.
The yards, shops, rooms, &c., clean; no complaints as to food, and the general appearance of the place creditable
to the Wardens." (NOPL)
On July 7, 1798, a copy from the King's order authorizing the Cabildo to borrow $15,000
for the construction of a City Hall was reviewed at the Cabildo.