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Louisiana - Historical Events
Date Event
1682-04-09

Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France

1716-06-06

1st slaves arrive in Louisiana

1718-08-25

Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, founded

1762-11-03

Spain acquires Louisiana

1766-03-05

Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French

1788-03-21

Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana

1800-10-01

Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty

1803-04-30

US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)

1803-07-04

The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.

1803-10-20

US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase

1803-11-30

Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France

1803-12-20

French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M

1804-03-26

Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana

1804-03-26

Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase

1804-05-17

Lewis & Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase

1805-03-03

Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms

1811-01-08

Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast

1811-01-10

Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes

1812-04-30

(Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state

1812-06-04

Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"

1831-12-25

Louisiana & Arkansas are 1st states to observe Christmas as holiday

1835-03-03

Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana

1855-03-15

Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine

1856-08-10

Hurricane washes away 2-300 revelers at Last Island, Louisiana

1858-06-21

Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe

1861-01-26

Louisiana secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-31

State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans (U.S Civil War)

1861-02-05

Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress (US Civil War)

1862-05-12

Federal troops occupies Baton Rouge Louisiana

1862-11-03

Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana

1863-01-14

Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche Louisiana

1863-04-12

-14] Gunboat battle at Bayou Teche Louisiana

1863-05-21

Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, begins

1863-11-03

Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War

1864-03-14

Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana

1864-03-21

Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana

1864-04-02

Skirmish at Crump's Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana

1864-05-01

-8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)

1864-05-03

3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault

1868-04-16

Louisiana voters approve new constitution

1868-06-13

Oscar J Dunn (a black) is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana

1868-07-13

Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana

1868-09-28

Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)

1868-10-30

John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to US Congress

1868-11-03

First black Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)

1869-02-23

Louisiana governor signs public accommodations law

1873-01-13

P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor

1873-04-13

Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish Louisiana (60 blacks killed)

1890-01-02

Record 19'2" alligator shot in Louisiana by E A McIlhenny

1890-05-12

Louisiana legalized prize fighting

1898-05-12

Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters

1899-02-13

-16°F (-27°C), Minden Louisiana (state record)

1902-06-28

Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin

1904-04-20

Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis

1935-06-12

Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15½ hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words)

1936-08-10

114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)

1940-05-28

Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC

1944-05-09

Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana

1947-06-02

"Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances

1947-06-04

"Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances

1955-03-03

Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"

1957-06-27

Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas

1959-05-25

US Supreme Courtt rules Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional

1959-06-18

Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane.

1962-08-28

55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)

1964-01-29

Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)

1965-09-08

Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida

1965-09-12

Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75

1969-08-17

Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)

1971-06-21

50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana

1971-08-11

Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome

1975-08-03

Louisiana Superdome is dedicated

1975-08-09

1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7

1987-03-29

6th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44

1988-04-03

7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54

1990-04-16

Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977

1991-06-08

College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3

1991-08-31

Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3

1994-04-03

13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: NC beats Louisiana Tech 60-59

1996-02-02

Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA

1996-08-10

Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex

2002-02-03

Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

2005-06-01

The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

2005-08-29

Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

2005-09-24

Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2012-02-25

Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79

2016-08-19

Louisiana floods: One of the worst US disasters in recent years

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Louisiana - Notable Birthdays

Madame C. J. WalkerDec 23, 1867

Lead BellyJan 20, 1888

Louis ArmstrongAug 4, 1901

Arna BontempsOct 13, 1902

Truman CapoteSep 30, 1924

robert pettitDec 12, 1932

Lee Harvey OswaldOct 18, 1939

Willis ReedJun 25, 1942

Elvin HayesNov 17, 1945

Harry Connick JrSep 11, 1967

Peyton ManningMar 24, 1976

Britney SpearsDec 2, 1981

Louisiana - Birthdays
Date Event
1643-12-22

Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer (Louisiana)

1837-05-10

Pinckney B S Pinchback, Lt gov (Louisiana)

1867-12-23

Sarah Breedlove, Delta Louisiana, (Madam C. J. Walker), daughter of slaves & 1st US female self-made millionaire (hair straightner)

1867-12-23

Madame C. J. Walker, Louisiana, cosmetic mogul (Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company), (d. 1919)

1875-12-13

Kenneth Lawton, The Gentleman from Louisiana

1883-12-05

Frances H. Flaherty, Louisiana Story

1888-01-20

Lead Belly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), (d. 1949)

1895-12-07

Jack Pennick, Portland OR, actor (Lady From Louisiana)

1898-03-02

Lionel Le Blanc, Louisiana Story

1899-09-11

Jimmie Davis, Quitman, Louisiana, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine)

1901-08-04

Louis Armstrong, New Orleans Louisiana, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly), (d. 1971)

1902-10-13

Arna Bontemps, Louisiana, American poet (100 years of negro freedom)

1905-01-13

Percy Humphrey, New Orleans, Louisiana, jazz trumpet player and bandleader

1908-11-01

John Alexis Howard, The Late John Louisiana

1908-9-20

Charles Laskey, Louisiana Purchase

1909-01-05

Helen van Dongen, Louisiana Story

1913-01-22

Walter P. Young Sr., The Late John Louisiana

1913-06-02

Michael Gaddis, Louisiana

1913-07-05

Smiley Lewis, Louisiana, vocalist (I Hear You Knockin')

1917-01-02

Vera Zorina, Louisiana Purchase

1918-05-02

Pearlee Toliver, Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music

1918-12-19

'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist

1919-02-06

Louise La Planche, Louisiana Purchase

1920-11-15

Charles E. Israel, Louisiana

1922-03-16

Phyllis Ruth, Louisiana Purchase

1922-06-13

Mel Parnell [Melvin], New Orleans, Louisiana, Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), (d. 2012)

1922-07-10

Brooke Evans, Louisiana Purchase

1924-01-11

Slim Harpo [James Moore], Lobdell, Louisiana, American blues musician

1924-09-30

Truman Capote, New Orleans Louisiana, American author (In Cold Blood)

1926-11-25

Jeffrey Hunter, New Orleans, Louisiana, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers)

1927-03-06

Norman Treigle, New Orleans Louisiana, bass-baritone

1927-08-30

Geoffrey Beene, Louisiana, dress designer (8 Coty Awards)

1929-07-14

Charles Anthony [Caruso], New Orleans, Louisiana, tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), (d. 2012)

1932-02-23

Louisiana Red, Family Meeting

1932-12-12

robert pettit, Baton Rouge Louisiana, NBA star (St Louis Bombers/1959 MVP)

1934-02-07

Earl King [Solomon Johnson], New Orleans, Louisiana, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On)

1936-02-22

Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], New Orleans, Louisiana, African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law")

1938-02-22

Ishmael Reed, US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)

1938-10-16

Carl Gunter Jr, Louisiana State Representative (d. 1999)

1939-10-18

Lee Harvey Oswald, New Orleans, Louisiana, assassin (JFK), (d. 1963)

1940-11-21

Dr. John [Rebennack], New Orleans, Louisiana, American vocalist (I Was in Right Place)

1942-06-25

Willis Reed, Hico Louisiana, NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks)

1943-04-30

Robert L Livingston, (Rep-R-Louisiana, 1977- )

1944-01-31

Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)

1945-03-11

Tricia O'Neal, Shreveport Louisiana, actress (Piranha Part II)

1945-11-17

Elvin Hayes, Rayville Louisiana, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)

1946-10-02

Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)

1947-03-14

William Jefferson, (Rep-D-Louisiana)

1948-05-22

Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)

1949-09-18

Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)

1950-08-28

Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)

1952-06-18

Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)

1955-08-09

Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)

1955-11-23

Mary Landrieu, American politician, senior senator of Louisiana

1958-12-14

Steven Rock-Savage, Mellville Louisiana, (LSU), actor

1962-06-22

Clyde "Glide" Drexler, New Orleans Louisiana, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers)

1962-10-11

Eric Johnson, Seaside OR, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Louisiana Open-3rd)

1962-11-22

Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)

1964-03-13

Will Clark, New Orleans, Louisiana, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants)

1964-09-14

Faith Ford, Louisiana, actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown)

1967-09-11

Harry Connick Jr, New Orleans Louisiana, singer (We Are in Love)

1968-01-29

Aeneas Williams, New Orleans Louisiana, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)

1968-05-06

Linnea Marie Fayard, Shrevept La, Miss Louisiana-America (1991-5th)

1969-05-13

Lyle Mouton, Lafayette Louisiana, outfielder (Chicago White Sox)

1970-03-24

Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner

1970-08-23

LaMark Carter, Shreveport Louisiana, triple jumper

1971-06-10

Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor

1971-12-26

Jared Leto, Bossier City, Louisiana, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream)

1972-02-14

Erika Rachael Schwarz, Folsom La, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997)

1972-09-25

Nikole Viola, Miss USA-Louisiana (1997)

1973-07-21

Ali Landry, Louisiana, Miss Universe-USA (1996)

1974-10-12

Karmyn Tyler, Shreveport Louisiana, Miss America-Louisiana (1996)

1976-03-24

Peyton Manning, New Orleans Louisiana, American football player

1977-11-24

Kimi Fairchild, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1996)

1979-01-05

Sarah Price, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1997)

1981-12-02

Britney Spears, Kentwood, Louisiana, singer and popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U")

1984-02-06

Brandon Hammond, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, American actor (Gregory Hines Show)

1986-11-04

Edgar Nunley, A Louisiana Ghost Story

Louisiana - Notable Weddings

Hank WilliamsOct 17, 1952

Bob PettitJun 19, 1965

Pete MaravichJan 11, 1976

President ClintonNov 26, 1993

Harry Connick JrApr 16, 1994

Jamie Lynn SpearsMar 14, 2014

Louisiana - Weddings
Date Event
1952-10-17

Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

1965-06-19

NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana

1976-01-11

NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana

1993-11-26

Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana

1994-04-16

Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

1996-10-06

American country singer Faith Hill (44) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

2004-09-04

Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana

2011-07-09

NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana

2013-06-01

"How to Make It in America" actress Lake Bell (34) weds tattoo artist Scott Campbell at The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Louisiana

2014-03-14

Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (22) weds businessman Jamie Watson at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana - Deaths
Date Event
1687-03-19

Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, Fren explorer (Louisiana), killed at 43

1795-07-03

Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)

1829-10-06

Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)

1868-09-06

Pierre Adolphe Rost, Louisiana judge, Confederate commissioner (b. 1797)

1914-12-12

Watkins Lewis, black man, lynched in Shrevport, Louisiana

1946-07-04

James H. McNamara, Lady from Louisiana

1949-03-10

Kenneth Lawton, The Gentleman from Louisiana

1953-03-19

Irène Bordoni, Louisiana Purchase

1960-09-05

Earl Long, Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics

1964-08-16

Jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68

1972-10-16

Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)

1980-09-23

Walter P. Young Sr., The Late John Louisiana

1985-10-03

Brooke Evans, Louisiana Purchase

1989-09-30

Virgil Thomson, Louisiana Story

1992-10-21

Jim Garrison, Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70

1993-01-25

Frank Hardy, Louisiana Story

1995-07-22

Percy Humphrey, jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, 90

1998-04-25

John Alexis Howard, The Late John Louisiana

1998-06-08

Michael Gaddis, Louisiana

1998-12-13

Charles Laskey, Louisiana Purchase

1999-08-08

Charles E. Israel, Louisiana

1999-09-29

Phyllis Ruth, Louisiana Purchase

2002-09-09

Pearlee Toliver, Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music

2003-04-09

Vera Zorina, Louisiana Purchase

2003-05-09

Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (b. 1918)

2006-09-28

Helen van Dongen, Louisiana Story

2007-10-01

Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)

2012-02-25

Louisiana Red, Family Meeting

2012-09-07

Louise La Planche, Louisiana Purchase


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