Today in Heritage History, May 13, 1880, Thomas Edison first tested his electric railway in Menlo Park, California. News spread quickly across the country prompting the start of the worlds first subway mugger’s apprenticeship training program, started that same week in New York.

 

 Today in Heritage History, May 13, 1938, Louis Armstrong and his orchestra record, “When the Saints Go Marching In.” After years of struggling to increase tourism, the song is adopted by New Orléans and chosen to replace its earlier trademark song of Fr ere Jacques. Armstrong’s song was also responsible for renaming the New Orléans football team from the Fr ere Jacquettes to, the Saints.

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