Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - State Capitol
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - Standard Oil Company of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Standard Oil Company of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La.
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - Hotel Heidelberg
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Hotel Heidelberg

"The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is a historic hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, originally built in 1927 as the Heidelberg Hotel. It was listed on the National Register of... Read MORE...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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1719 - Baton Rouge founded

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1849 - Baton Rouge became capital of Louisiana

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1862 - May 12 - Federal troops occupies Baton Rouge Louisiana

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News  1871 - A TERRIFIC TORNADO EXPERIENCED IN LOUISIANA. THE TORNADO IN LOUISIANA. GREAT DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY - TWO NEGROES KILLED AND MANY INJURED --DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AND BOATS $400,000.
New Orleans, May 4. - A tornado swept over Baton Rouge and vicinity on Tuesday, causing great destruction of property. Trees were uprooted, and bricks and planks were whirled in the air. The north and south walls of the Penitentiary, the roof of the shoe factory, and the cells in the south wing of...Read MORE...


News  1901 - Barns at the Angola Convict Farm Destroyed by Fire.
Baton Rouge, La., July 9. – One set of barns at Angola state farm, consisting of two buildings, was destroyed by fire at 9 p. m. Monday. The cause of the fire is now known. The property was insured for about half its value. The loss will probably reach $4,000. There was no loss of live stock, the...Read MORE...


1916
Baton Rouge, a city, the capital of Louisiana and of East Baton Rouge parish, is situated on the east bank of the Mississippi River, about 130 miles above New Orleans. It is on the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley R., and is built on a bluff which is about 25 feet above the river when the water is at...Read MORE...


1922 - April 4 - WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls

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News  1928 - PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO.
Baton Rouge, La., April 12. (AP) - Lieutenant KENNETH BOYD, Washington, D. C., and Corporal ERNEST F. KOCH, Van Metre, S. D., were killed yesterday when an airplane in which they were flying nose-dived 1,200 feet into the Mississippi River. The aviators jumped from the falling plane, witnesses...Read MORE...


1935 - September 8 – Carl Weiss kills Huey Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, in the Louisiana Capitol Building in Baton Rouge.

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News  1951 - BATON ROUGE BLAST WRECKS 3 GAS TANKS. TWO KILLED, 10 INJURED IN GREAT EXPLOSION AT STANDARD OIL.
Baton Rouge, La. - (U.P.) - A thunderous gasoline explosion killed two men and injured 10 and wrecked three 37,000 gallon tanks and two distillate treating units at Standard Oil of New Jersey's North Baton Rouge Refinery today.

The explosion was so violent it shattered plate glass window glass...Read MORE...



1953 - April 19 - WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1969 - July 31 - National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


bell
America/USA  james bell (06/06/1918, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - 1984, Orange, California, USA)

Rayne
America/USA  Phyllis Ann Rayne (4 March 1934, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - 31 August 2009, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Chenier
  Joseph Chenier (January 21, 1923, Vacherie, Louisiana - January 23, 1977, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)

David
America/USA  Ruth Margaret David (April 30, 1917, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 9 November 2003, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA) gravestone

LeMieux
World War II Soldier America/USA  Joseph Ferdinad LeMieux ( Jan. 1, 1922, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - 27 July 1987, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA) gravestone

Lindsley
America/USA  Lyman Lindsley (1840, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA - 24 March 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)

Rayne
America/USA  Phyllis Ann Rayne (4 March 1934, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - 31 August 2009, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1958
Charles David Reed (8 January 1932 - 6 May 2005) & Phyllis Ann Rayne (4 March 1934 - 31 August 2009)
married 27 December 1958
 




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