Week in History

February 27, 1827

A group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations.

February 28, 1993

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, prompting a gun battle in which four agents and six cult members are killed.

March 2, 1807

In a controversial vote, the U.S. Congress passes an act prohibiting the slave trade.

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