August 4, 1901 CE – Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong Born

August 4, 1901 CE – Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong Born1 (20%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the toughest part of New Orleans, a poor black family gave birth to one of the shining lights in the city’s history. Louis Armstrong, who would go on to become one of the most popular figures of the Jazz Age, came into the world on August 4, 1901 in the Uptown neighborhood of Louisiana’s most famous city. By the time of his death in 1971, he had traveled the world playing his trumpet and singing with his trademark raspy voice. Growing up in poverty, Armstrong spent much of his youth looking for […]