Gators released in Iberia’s Bayou Teche for the Great Alligator Race, March 7.
Number of people who compete in the “Stella!” (or “Stanley!”) shouting contest on the last day of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
Career passer rating (the second highest in NFL history), of New Orleans-born and bred Peyton Manning, who celebrates a birthday March 24.
Year of the first “official” St. Patrick’s Day parade, held in New York City.
First year of the oldest and still-parading St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Orleans, held in the Irish Channel.
Kegs of green beer sold at Parasol’s on St. Patrick’s Day