July 22, 2011: Music Night in Louisiana

About the time y’all watch this video I’ll be perched on a barstool somewhere in New Orleans. I’ll be keeping my ears open for live music like this.

I will try to remember to hoist a Sazerac to TheZoo.

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The Watering Hole: July 22 – John Dillinger

On this date in 1934, Federal agents, led by Melvin Purvis, moved in to arrest John Herbert Dillinger Jr. as he left a theater after watching the film Manhattan Melodrama. He pulled a weapon and attempted to flee but was shot three times and killed. Thus ended the career of a criminal who along with his gang robbed a couple dozen banks and four police stations. His first bank robbery was on June 10, 1933.

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