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Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV.

In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered a simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth is considered an aggravated assault.

Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.

Louisiana is the only state with a large population of Cajuns, descendants of the Acadians who were driven out of Canada in the 1700s because they wouldn't pledge allegiance to the King of England.
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A Louisiana Christmas feast often includes Creole Gumbo. It can include ham, veal, chicken, shrimp, oysters and crabmeat. worldholidaytraditions.com



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  • 1682 - Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, claims vast Louisiana region for France

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1700 - Louisiana is part of the Spanish Empire


  • 1716 - June 6 - 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana

    onthisday.com

  • 1764 - The first Acadians (20) arrive in Louisiana from New York via Mobile.

    www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm

  • 1765 - The first Acadians begin to settle in Louisiana.

    www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm

  • 1785 - Spain provides 7 ships to carry over 1600 Acadians from France to Louisiana.

    www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm

  • 1800 - Spain ceded Louisiana back to France

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  • 1803 - U. S. purchased Louisiana Territory

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  • 1812 - Louisiana became 18th state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  • 1815 - British defeated by Andrew Jackson in Battle of New Orleans

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  • News 1856 - August 10 – A hurricane destroys Last Island, Louisiana, leaving 400 dead. The whole island is broken up into several smaller islands by the storm.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 10, 1856

  • 1861 - January 26 - Louisiana seceded from Union; joined the Confederacy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  • 1874 - Severe flooding occurred throughout the state (Louisiana)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  •  Louisiana, USA
    Railroad Avenue, Donaldsonville, La.
  • 1893 - Hurricane killed over 2,000 in Louisiana and Mississippi

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  • 1895 - Louisiana
    Louisiana, loo-ee-ze-ah'na (named in honor of Louis XIV. of France), one of the Gulf States of the American Union, is bounded N. by Arkansas and Missi...Read MORE...


  •  Louisiana, USA
    New Grunewald Hotel. Audubon Building and Maison Blanche. New Orleans, La.

    "The Roosevelt New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 504-room hotel owned by Dimension Development and managed by Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. The hotel was... Read MORE...

  • 1927 - Floods devastated 1,300,000 acres, 300,000 left homeless (Louisiana)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  •  Louisiana, USA
    Hotel Heidelberg, Baton Rouge

    "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... Read MORE...

  • 1956 - Longest over-water bridge in world - Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  • 1957 - June 27 - Hurricane Audrey smashed ashore at Cameron, LA, drowning 390 persons in the storm tide, and causing 150 million dollars damage in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
    Audrey left only a brick courthouse and a cement-block icehouse standing at Cameron, and when the waters settled in the town of Crede, only four buil...Read MORE...


  • 1969 - Hurricane Camille struck, killed 250 people

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm

  • 1987 - June 19 - The Supreme Court strikes down the Louisiana law that requires that schools teach creationism.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/



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Railroad Avenue, Donaldsonville, La.

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New Grunewald Hotel. Audubon Building and Maison Blanche. New Orleans, La.

"The Roosevelt New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 504-room hotel owned by Dimension Development and managed by Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. The hotel was... Read MORE...

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Hotel Heidelberg, Baton Rouge

"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... Read MORE...


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  • 1682 - Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, claims vast Louisiana region for France

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1700 - Louisiana is part of the Spanish Empire
  • 1716 - June 6 - 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana

    onthisday.com
  • 1764 - The first Acadians (20) arrive in Louisiana from New York via Mobile.

    www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm
  • 1765 - The first Acadians begin to settle in Louisiana.

    www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm
  • 1785 - Spain provides 7 ships to carry over 1600 Acadians from France to Louisiana.

    www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm
  • 1800 - Spain ceded Louisiana back to France

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1803 - U. S. purchased Louisiana Territory

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1812 - Louisiana became 18th state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1815 - British defeated by Andrew Jackson in Battle of New Orleans

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • News  1856 - August 10 – A hurricane destroys Last Island, Louisiana, leaving 400 dead. The whole island is broken up into several smaller islands by the storm.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 10, 1856
  • 1861 - January 26 - Louisiana seceded from Union; joined the Confederacy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1874 - Severe flooding occurred throughout the state (Louisiana)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1893 - Hurricane killed over 2,000 in Louisiana and Mississippi

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1895 - Louisiana
    Louisiana, loo-ee-ze-ah'na (named in honor of Louis XIV. of France), one of the Gulf States of the American Union, is bounded N. by Arkansas and... Read MORE...

  • 1927 - Floods devastated 1,300,000 acres, 300,000 left homeless (Louisiana)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1956 - Longest over-water bridge in world - Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1957 - June 27 - Hurricane Audrey smashed ashore at Cameron, LA, drowning 390 persons in the storm tide, and causing 150 million dollars damage in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
    Audrey left only a brick courthouse and a cement-block icehouse standing at Cameron, and when the waters settled in the town of Crede, only four... Read MORE...

  • 1969 - Hurricane Camille struck, killed 250 people

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm
  • 1987 - June 19 - The Supreme Court strikes down the Louisiana law that requires that schools teach creationism.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/

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