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Everyone knows that "Baton Rouge" is French for "Red Stick." But did you know that the city is named after a literal red stick? When wandering around Louisiana more than 300 years ago, French explorer Sieur d’Iberville spotted a cypress stick stained with blood of fish and animals on a Mississippi River bluff. The red stick served as the dividing line between the Bayougoula and Houma tribes’ hunting grounds.

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  • 1719 - Baton Rouge founded

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  • 1849 - Baton Rouge became capital of Louisiana

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  • 1854 - Baton Rouge
    Baton Rouge, a city, capital of the state of Louisiana, and seat of justice of the parish of East Baton Rouge, is situated on the left or E. bank of t...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Baton Rouge
    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 ab...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 ...Read MORE...


  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    State Capitol
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  • 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 a...Read MORE...


  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    Standard Oil Company of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La.
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  • 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 wh...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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    September 8, 1935

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    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 Historic Places in 1982. The Heidelberg Hotel was a ... Read MORE...

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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 tre...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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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 Historic Places in 1982. The Heidelberg Hotel was a ... Read MORE...

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  • 1719 - Baton Rouge founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1849 - Baton Rouge became capital of Louisiana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1854 - Baton Rouge
    Baton Rouge, a city, capital of the state of Louisiana, and seat of justice of the parish of East Baton Rouge, is situated on the left or E. bank of... Read MORE...

  • 1862 - May 12 - Federal troops occupies Baton Rouge Louisiana

    historyorb.com
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Baton Rouge
    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... 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 ... 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... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 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... Read MORE...

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

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 8, 1935
  • 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... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 1969 - July 31 - National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La

    historyorb.com

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