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1000

By 1000 in the northwestern part of the state, the Fourche Maline culture had evolved into the Caddoan Mississippian culture add something


1200

The Plaquemine culture in the lower $ Mississippi River Valley in western Mississippi and eastern Louisiana began in 1200 and continued to about 1600 add something


1500

The Poverty Point culture may have reached its peak around 1500 BC, making it the first complex culture, and possibly the first tribal culture in North America add something


1528

The first European explorers to visit Louisiana came in 1528 when a Spanish expedition led by Pánfilo de Narváez located the mouth of the Mississippi River add something


1542

In 1542, Hernando de Soto's expedition skirted to the north and west of the state and followed the Mississippi River down to the Gulf of Mexico in 1543 add something


1643

Louisiana was named after Louis XIV, King of France from 1643 to 1715 add something


1682

In 1682, the French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle named the region Louisiana to honor King Louis XIV of France add something


1699

The first permanent settlement, Fort Maurepas , was founded in 1699 by Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, a French military officer from Canada add something


1700

Starting in the 1700s, French colonists began to settle along the coast and founded New Orleans add something


1708

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville brought the first two African slaves to Louisiana in 1708, transporting them from a French colony in the West Indies add something


1709

In 1709, French financier Antoine Crozat obtained a monopoly of commerce in La Louisiane, which extended from the Gulf of Mexico to what is now Illinois add something


1714

The settlement of Natchitoches was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, making it the oldest permanent European settlement in the modern state of Louisiana add something


1719

Starting in 1719, traders began to import slaves in higher numbers; two French ships, the "Du Maine" and the "Aurore", arrived in New Orleans carrying more than 500 black slaves coming from Africa add something


1720

In the 1720s, German immigrants settled along the Mississippi River, in a region referred to as the German Coast add something


1721

By 1721 they built a wooden lighthouse-type structure here to guide ships on the river add something

 

By the end of 1721, New Orleans counted 1,256 inhabitants, of whom about half were slaves add something


1722

Recognizing the importance of the Mississippi River to trade and military interests, and wanting to protect the capital from severe coastal storms, France developed New Orleans from 1722 as the seat of civilian and military authority south of the Great Lakes add something


1724

Article II of the Code Noir of 1724 required owners to provide their slaves with religious education in the state religion, Roman Catholicism add something


1740

During the 1740s economic crisis in the colony, owners had trouble feeding their slaves and themselves add something


1745

A generation later, trade conflicts between Canada and Louisiana led to a more defined boundary between the French colonies; in 1745, Louisiana governor general Vaudreuil set the northern and eastern bounds of his domain as the Wabash valley up to the mouth of the Vermilion River ; from there, northwest to "le Rocher" on the Illinois River, and from there west to the mouth of the Rock River add something


1763

French and Indian War - After the British defeated France in the French and Indian War in 1763, France ceded its territory east of the Mississippi River to Britain add something

 

France ceded most of its territory to the east of the Mississippi to Great Britain in 1763, in the aftermath of Britain's victory in the Seven Years' War add something


1765

In 1765, during Spanish rule, several thousand French-speaking refugees from the region of Acadia made their way to Louisiana after having been expelled from their homelands by the British during the French and Indian War. They settled chiefly in the southwestern Louisiana region now called Acadiana add something


1769

Spanish occupation of Louisiana lasted from 1769 to 1800 add something


1778

Spanish Canary Islanders, called Isleños, emigrated from the Canary Islands of Spain to Louisiana under the Spanish crown between 1778 and 1783 add something


1782

The oldest Louisiana manuscript to use the word "Creole," from 1782, applied it to a slave born in the French colony add something


1783

When the United States won its independence from Great Britain in 1783, one of its major concerns was having a European power on its western boundary, and the need for unrestricted access to the Mississippi River add something


1790

Beginning in the 1790s, waves of immigration took place from Saint-Domingue, following a slave rebellion that started in 1791 add something


1800

At the turn of the 18th century and in the early 1800s, New Orleans received a major influx of white and mixed-race refugees fleeing the violence of the Haitian Revolution, many of whom brought their slaves with them add something

 

In 1800, France's Napoleon Bonaparte reacquired Louisiana from Spain in the Treaty of San Ildefonso, an arrangement kept secret for two years add something

 

James Bowie - They sold that property in 1800 and relocated to Missouri, before moving to Spanish Louisiana in 1802, where they settled on Bushley Bayou in Rapides Parish


1801

In October 1801 he sent a large military force to take back Saint-Domingue, under control of Toussaint Louverture after a slave rebellion add something


1802

By the terms of the Treaty of Amiens of 1802, Great Britain returned ownership of the islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe to the French add something

 

On October 18, 1802, however, Juan Ventura Morales, Acting Intendant of Louisiana, made public the intention of Spain to revoke the right of deposit at New Orleans for all cargo from the United States add something


1803

English and its associated dialects became predominant after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, after which the area became dominated by numerous English speakers add something

 

From until the United States acquired the territory in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, France and Spain jockeyed for control of New Orleans and the lands west of the Mississippi add something

 

In 1803, France pulled out its surviving troops from the island, having suffered the loss of two-thirds sent to the island two years before, mostly to yellow fever add something

 

When the United States purchased Louisiana in 1803, it was soon accepted that enslaved Africans could be brought to Louisiana as easily as they were brought to neighboring Mississippi, though it violated U.S. law to do so add something

 

Edward Livingston - He at once surrendered all his property, resigned his two offices in 1803, and moved early in 1804 to Louisiana

 

James Bowie - When the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803, it promised to honor all former land grant claims, and for the next 20 years efforts were made to establish who owned what land

 

However, on April 11, 1803, French Foreign Minister Talleyrand surprised Livingston by asking how much the United States was prepared to pay for the "'entirety"' of Louisiana, not just New Orleans and the surrounding area add something

 

Despite Federalist objections, the U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana treaty on October 20, 1803 add something

 

By statute enacted on October 31, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson was authorized to take possession of the territories ceded by France and provide for initial governance add something


1804

Although the Napoleonic Code and Louisiana law draw from common legal roots, the Napoleonic Code was never in force in Louisiana, as it was enacted in 1804, after the United States had purchased and annexed Louisiana in 1803 add something

 

In 1804, Haiti, the second republic in the western hemisphere, proclaimed its independence, achieved by slave leaders add something

 

Shortly after the United States took possession, the area was divided into two territories along the 33rd parallel north on March 26, 1804, thereby organizing the Territory of Orleans to the south and the District of Louisiana to the north add something


1805

Aaron Burr - After Burr left the Vice-Presidency at the end of his term in 1805, he journeyed into what was the West, areas west of the Allegheny Mountains, particularly the Ohio River Valley and the lands acquired in the Louisiana Purchase drumming up support for his plans

 

Edward Livingston - Almost immediately upon his arrival in Louisiana, where the legal system had previously been based on Roman, French and Spanish law, and where trial by jury and other particularities of English common law were now first introduced, he was appointed by the legislature to prepare a provisional code of judicial procedure, which was continued in force from 1805 to 1825


1806

The Louisiana Black Code of 1806 made the cruel punishment of slaves a crime, but owners and overseers were seldom prosecuted for such acts add something


1808

While the Louisiana Civil Code of 1808 has been continuously revised and updated since its enactment, it is still considered the controlling authority in the state add something

 

" Hugh Thomas wrote that Claiborne was unable to enforce the abolition of the African slave trade, which the US and Great Britain adopted in 1808 add something


1809

James Bowie - The family moved again in 1809, settling on Bayou Teche in Louisiana before finding a permanent home in Opelousas, Louisiana in 1812


1812

James Bowie - War of 1812 - In response to Andrew Jackson's plea for volunteers to fight the British in the War of 1812, James and Rezin enlisted in the Louisiana militia in late 1814

 

Louisiana became the eighteenth U.S. state on April 30, 1812; the Territory of Orleans became the State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Territory was simultaneously renamed the Missouri Territory add something


1814

Archibald Yell - Battle of New Orleans - In 1814 and 1815, during the War of 1812, he served with Jackson in Louisiana, including in the Battle of New Orleans


1823

Edward Livingston - Livingston served as a U.S. Representative from Louisiana from 1823 to 1829, a U.S. Senator from 1829 to 1831, and for two years United States Secretary of State under President Jackson


1824

From 1824 to 1861, Louisiana moved from a political system based on personality and ethnicity to a distinct two-party system, with Democrats competing first against "Whigs", "Know Nothings", and finally only other Democrats add something


1825

Edward Livingston - He was an influential figure in the drafting of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1825, a civil code based largely on the Napoleonic Code

 

James Bowie - In 1825, the two brothers joined with their younger brother Stephen to buy Acadia, a plantation near Alexandria, Louisiana


1829

James Bowie - In 1829, he became engaged to Cecilia Wells, who died in Alexandria, Louisiana, on September 29, two weeks before they were to be married


1830

James Bowie - On January 1, 1830, Bowie left Louisiana for permanent residency in Texas


1831

Edward Livingston - He represented both New York, and later Louisiana in Congress and he served as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1831 to 1833


1840

By 1840, New Orleans had the biggest slave market in the United States, which contributed greatly to the economy of the city and of the state add something

 

Many traders brought slaves to New Orleans for domestic sale, and by 1840, New Orleans had the largest slave market in the country, was the third-largest city, and was one of the wealthiest cities add something


1847

John C. Breckinridge - On November 1, 1847, the regiment embarked on a steamboat down the Mississippi River, arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 7 and reaching Vera Cruz by November 21


1849

In 1849, the state moved the capital from New Orleans to Baton Rouge add something


1856

Braxton Bragg - After a series of posts in the Indian Territory, he resigned from the U.S. Army in 1856 to become a sugar plantation owner in Louisiana


1861

Braxton Bragg - On January 11, 1861, Bragg led a group of 500 volunteers to Baton Rouge, Louisiana , where they persuaded the commander of the federal arsenal there to surrender

 

Louisiana's secession was announced on January 26, 1861, and it became part of the Confederate States of America add something

 

The strong economic interest of elite whites in maintaining the slave society contributed to Louisiana's decision to secede from the Union in January 26, 1861 add something


1862

Braxton Bragg - Bragg and Elise had lost their home in late 1862 when the plantation in Thibodaux, Louisiana was confiscated by the Federal Army

 

Federal troops captured New Orleans on April 25, 1862 add something


1863

John C. Breckinridge - American Civil War - Following the outbreak of the American Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Army as a general and commander of Confederate forces prior to the 1863 Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, and of the young Virginia Military Institute cadets, at the 1864 Battle of New Market in New Market, Virginia

 

Nathaniel P. Banks - When the Confederates reduced their garrison at Port Hudson, Louisiana, on the Mississippi, he invested that place in May 1863


1864

Edward Canby - He commanded Louisiana from 1864 to May 1866

 

Edward Canby - In May 1864, Canby was promoted to major general and relieved Nathaniel P. Banks of his command at Simmesport, Louisiana


1865

Simon Bolivar Buckner - The terms of Buckner's parole in Shreveport, Louisiana, Louisiana, on June 9, 1865, prevented his return to Kentucky for three years


1867

Simon Bolivar Buckner - Buckner had a keen interest in politics and friends had been urging him to run for governor since 1867, even while terms of his surrender confined him to Louisiana


1868

The 1868 constitution, passed during the Reconstruction era before Louisiana was re-admitted to the Union, banned laws requiring the publication of legal proceedings in languages other than English add something

 

The previous Republican Senator, John S. Harris, who took office in 1868 during Reconstruction, was chosen by the state legislature under the rules of the 19th century add something


1869

George H. Tichenor - Tichenor developed his antiseptic formula in Canton, Mississippi and thereafter practiced medicine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana , LA from 1869-1887


1877

By 1877, when federal forces were withdrawn, white Democrats in Louisiana and other states had regained control of state legislatures, often by paramilitary groups such as the White (White_American) League, which suppressed black voting through intimidation and violence add something

 

P. G. T. Beauregard - After the loss of these two railway executive positions, Beauregard spent time briefly at a variety of companies and civil engineering pursuits, but his personal wealth became assured when he was recruited as a supervisor of the Louisiana Lottery in 1877


1878

John Bell Hood - His insurance business was ruined by a yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans during the winter of 1878–79 and he succumbed to the disease himself, dying just days after his wife and oldest child, leaving 10 destitute orphans, who were adopted by families in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and New York


1879

P. G. T. Beauregard - Beauregard served as adjutant general for the Louisiana state militia, 1879–88


1890

Following Mississippi's example in 1890, in 1898, the white Democratic, planter-dominated legislature passed a new constitution that effectively disenfranchised blacks and people of color, by raising barriers to voter registration, such as poll taxes, residency requirements and literacy tests add something


1896

In 1896, there were 130,334 black voters on the rolls and about the same number of white voters, in proportion to the state population, which was evenly divided add something


1900

Many in New Orleans were descendants of Creoles of color, the sizeable population of free people of color before the Civil War. By 1900, two years after the new constitution, only 5,320 black voters were registered in the state add something


1910

Because of disfranchisement, by 1910 there were only 730 black voters , despite advances in education and literacy among blacks and people of color add something


1919

On May 21, 1919, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, giving women full rights to vote, was passed at a national level, and was made the law throughout the United States on August 18, 1920 add something


1921

In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, and in 1921, English was for a time made the sole language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974 add something


1922

It began in 1922 with the creation of the Highway Commission add something


1923

Overton Brooks - After the war, he obtained a law degree in 1923 from Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


1927

In 1927, a second branch, the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, was formed add something


1930

The mechanization of agriculture in the 1930s had sharply cut the need for laborers add something

 

Jeffrey Hunter - Hunter was born in New Orleans , Louisiana, and after 1930 reared in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he graduated from Whitefish Bay High School


1932

From years 1932 to 2010 the state lost 1,800 sq. miles due to rises in sea level and erosion add something

 

In 1932, the State Highway Patrol was authorized to carry weapons add something

 

Overton Brooks - On June 1, 1932, Brooks married the former Mollie Meriwether of Shreveport, Louisiana, a daughter of Minor Meriwether and the former Anne Finley McNutt


1935

Long's rule ended abruptly when he was assassinated in the state capitol in 1935 add something


1936

On July 28, 1936, the two branches were consolidated to form the Louisiana Department of State Police; its motto was "courtesy, loyalty, service" add something

 

Louisiana's highest recorded temperature is in Plain Dealing on August 10, 1936, while the coldest recorded temperature is at Minden on February 13, 1899 add something


1938

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans, is a PGA Tour golf tournament held since 1938 add something


1940

Beginning in the 1940s, blacks went West to California for jobs in its expanding defense industries add something

 

Many African Americans left the state in the Second Great Migration, from the 1940s through the 1960s to escape social oppression and seek better jobs add something

 

The petroleum and gas industry, as well as its subsidiary industries such as transport and refining, have dominated Louisiana's economy since the 1940s add something


1942

In 1942, this office was abolished and became a division of the Department of Public Safety, called the Louisiana State Police add something


1949

Broderick Crawford - In 1949 he reached the pinnacle of his acting career when he was cast as Willie Stark, a character based on Louisiana politician Huey Long, in "All the King's Men", a film based on the popular novel of the day by Robert Penn Warren


1950

Beginning in 1950, Louisiana was sued several times by the U.S. Interior Department, in efforts by the federal government to strip Louisiana of its submerged land property rights add something

 

In the 1950s the state created new requirements for a citizenship test for voter registration add something


1956

James Bowie - From 1956 to 1958, Bowie was the subject of a television show, "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", which was primarily set in 1830s Louisiana, although later episodes ventured into the Mexican province of Texas


1959

Braxton Bragg - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959

 

William Beall - " Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959

 

James Camp Tappan - " Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959

 

Albert Rust - " Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959


1960

In 1960 the state established the Louisiana State Sovereignty Commission, to investigate civil rights activists and maintain segregation add something

 

Since the 1960s, when civil rights legislation was passed under President Lyndon Johnson to protect voting and civil rights, most African Americans in the state have affiliated with the Democratic Party add something


1964

Violent attacks on civil rights activists in two mill towns were catalysts to the founding of the first two chapters of the Deacons for Defense and Justice in late 1964 and early 1965, in Jonesboro and Bogalusa, respectively add something

 

Nathaniel P. Banks - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964

 

Winfield Scott Hancock - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964

 

Irvin McDowell - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964


1965

Because of better opportunities elsewhere, from 1965 to 1970, blacks continued to migrate out of Louisiana, for a net loss of more than 37,000 people add something

 

Continued violent white resistance in Bogalusa to blacks trying to use public facilities in 1965, following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, caused the federal government to order local police to protect the activists add something

 

The franchise for whites was expanded somewhat during these decades, but blacks remained essentially disfranchised until after the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century, gaining enforcement of their constitutional rights through passage by Congress of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 add something

 

White Democrats had established one-party Democratic rule, which they maintained in the state for decades deep into the 20th century until after Congressional passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act provided federal oversight and enforcement of the constitutional right to vote add something


1967

Braxton Bragg - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1967

 

Mariska Hargitay - On June 29, 1967, Mansfield was killed in an automobile accident on a stretch of U.S. Highway 90 between New Orleans and Slidell, Louisiana


1969

William J. Jefferson - In 1969, Jefferson received a bachelor's degree from historically black Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana , where he had participated in Army ROTC"';"' in 1969 he led a protest against substandard campus facilities and negotiated a resolution of the complaint with then-Governor John J. McKeithen


1970

Based on official census figures, the African-American population in 1970 stood at 1,085,109, a net gain of more than 46,000 people compared to 1960 add something

 

Until the 1970s, the term "Cajun" was considered somewhat derogatory add something

 

David Duke - Duke studied at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana , and in 1970, he formed a white student group called the White Youth Alliance; it was affiliated with the National Socialist White People's Party

 

Louisiana finally ratified the amendment on June 11, 1970 add something


1971

Rod Milburn - After going through 1971 undefeated, including winning the 110m hurdles event at the 1971 Pan-American Games, the Opelousas, Louisiana athlete earned the nickname "Hot Rod", and was awarded the "Track and Field News" Athlete of the Year Award

 

Braxton Bragg - Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971

 

Assata Shakur - In 1971, Shakur joined the Republic of New Afrika, an organization formed to create an independent black-majority nation composed of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana


1973

When petroleum and gas boomed in the 1970s, so did Louisiana's economy add something

 

William J. Jefferson - From 1973 to 1975, Jefferson was a legislative assistant to Democratic U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., of Louisiana

 

Andy Devine - In 1973, Devine came to Monroe, Louisiana, at the request of George C. Brian, an actor and filmmaker who headed the theater department at the &University_of_Louisiana_at_Monroe, Louisiana, to perform in Edna Ferber's "Show Boat"


1975

David Duke - Duke first ran for the Louisiana State Senate as a Democrat from a Baton Rouge, Louisiana district in 1975


1976

William J. Jefferson - Jefferson moved to New Orleans in 1976 and was elected to the Louisiana Senate in 1979, where he served until 1990

 

Bob Livingston - Livingston resigned his position as head of the state attorney general's organized crime unit in 1976 when he won the Republican nomination for Louisiana's 1st Congressional District, based in the New Orleans suburbs and including a large part of the city itself


1978

David Vitter - Former state Senator Daniel Wesley Richey, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana political consultant, directed Vitter's grassroots organization in the race, with assistance from Richey's longtime ally, former state Representative Louis E. "Woody" Jenkins of Baton Rouge, himself a defeated U.S. Senate candidate in 1978, 1980, and 1996


1980

Since the 1980s, these industries' headquarters have consolidated in Houston, but many of the jobs that operate or provide logistical support to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude-oil-and-gas industry remained in Louisiana add something

 

Jeff Mangum - Born in Ruston, Louisiana, Mangum, along with the other founding members of the Elephant 6, attended Ruston, Louisiana High School in the late 1980s

 

Rod Milburn - Milburn became the head track coach at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana , Louisiana in the late 1980s

 

Helen Prejean - In addition to Sonnier, the account is based on the inmate Robert Lee Willie who, with his friend Joseph Jesse Vaccaro, raped and killed 18-year-old Faith Hathaway on May 28, 1980, eight days later kidnapping a Madisonville couple from along side the Tchefuncte River in Louisiana and driving them to Alabama


1981

Helen Prejean - Her efforts began in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1981


1982

Helen Prejean - In 1982 an acquaintance asked her to correspond with convicted murderer Elmo Patrick Sonnier, located in the Louisiana State Penitentiary


1986

Mike Ditka - The following year Ditka's coaching career hit its pinnacle on January 26, 1986 with a 46–10 trouncing of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans , Louisiana


1987

Bob Livingston - Livingston ran for governor in 1987 but finished third, behind fellow Congressman Buddy Roemer of the Fourth District and Edwin Edwards in a field of nine, ten points short of gaining a berth in the runoff, officially the Louisiana general election


1988

Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something

 

In 1988, the Criminal Investigation Bureau was reorganized add something

 

David Duke - In 1988, Republican State Representative Charles Cusimano of Metairie, Louisiana resigned his District 89 seat to become a 24th Judicial District Court judge, and a special election was called early in 1989 to select a successor

 

P. G. T. Beauregard - New Orleans: Louisiana Historical Association, 1988


1990

Bob Livingston - After the 1990 census, Livingston's district gained copacetic Washington Parish and Tangipahoa Parish from Louisiana's 6th congressional district while relinquishing equally conservative Saint Bernard Parish to Louisiana's 3rd congressional district

 

William J. Jefferson - In 1990, midway through his third term in the state senate, Jefferson ran in the jungle primary for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district seat after 10-term incumbent Lindy Boggs announced her retirement

 

David Vitter - Vitter has argued for ethics reform and term limits since he was in the Louisiana Legislature in the early 1990s


1991

David Duke - Despite repudiation by the Republican Party, Duke ran for Louisiana Governor in 1991

 

Johnny Thunders - Many rumors surround Thunders' death at the St. Peter House in New Orleans , Louisiana, in April 1991

 

Ted Kennedy - Meanwhile, at a June 17, 1991 dinner party, Kennedy saw Victoria Anne Reggie, a Washington lawyer at Keck, Mahin & Cate, a divorced mother of two, and the daughter of an old Kennedy family ally, Louisiana judge Edmund Reggie


1992

David Vitter - Vitter was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1992 to 1999 before he entered the U.S. House of Representatives


1993

Eddie Vedder - In November 1993, Vedder and McDowell were involved in a bar room brawl in New Orleans , Louisiana that resulted in Vedder being arrested for public drunkenness and disturbing the peace


1996

William J. Jefferson - In 1996, he received a LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. In 1972 and 1973 Jefferson began the practice of law, having initially served as a clerk for Judge Alvin Benjamin Rubin of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana


1997

In 1997, Louisiana became the first state to offer the option of a traditional marriage or a covenant marriage add something


1998

Tom DeLay - Following Gingrich's announcement, Appropriations Committee chairman Bob Livingston of Louisiana became the presumptive Speaker-elect until December 1998, when, during House debate over its still-ongoing impeachment proceedings, he admitted to extramarital affairs himself and withdrew his name from consideration as Speaker


1999

David Duke - Because of the sudden resignation of powerful Republican incumbent Bob Livingston in 1999, a special election was held in Louisiana's First Congressional District

 

David Vitter - He won a special election to Louisiana's 1st congressional district in 1999, succeeding Republican Congressman Bob Livingston, who resigned after an adultery scandal

 

David Duke - In 1999 Duke ran for Louisiana's First Congressional District

 

William J. Jefferson - Jefferson ran for governor of Louisiana in the 1999 jungle primary, and was the de facto "official" Democratic candidate


2000

In 2000, before the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, its population was about 12,000 add something


2001

Pat Buchanan - I spoke at the 2001 SCV convention in Lafayette, Louisiana, LA


2002

State financial incentives since 2002 and aggressive promotion have given Louisiana the nickname "Hollywood South" add something

 

David Vitter - Beginning in 2002, Vitter opposed the bid by the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians to build a casino in Louisiana, arguing that the build site was not historically part of their tribal lands


2003

Bob Livingston - In 2003, Livingston was inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield


2004

In 2004, David Vitter was the first Republican in Louisiana to be popularly elected as a U.S. Senator add something


2005

As a result of NHC's forecasts, a massive evacuation of New Orleans took place after many residents having failed to leave for Katrina in 2005 add something

 

Federal spending in 2005 and subsequent years since has been exceptionally high due to the recovery from Hurricane Katrina add something

 

David Vitter - In 2005 Vitter introduced a resolution supporting prayer at school board meetings in response to an earlier district court decision that the Louisiana's Tangipahoa Parish practice of opening meetings with Christian prayers was unconstitutional

 

Rodney Begnaud - In late 2005, Begnaud and Jazz opened Dirtysouth Championship Wrestling, an independent promotion based in Louisiana

 

David Vitter - State Representative Mike Futrell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana resigned early in 2005 to become Vitter's state director

 

Terry Bradshaw - The Saints, who had been forced out of the Louisiana Superdome for the 2005 season by Hurricane Katrina, were operating out of San Antonio, Texas, and had to play most of their 2005 home games at the Alamodome there and at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

In August 2005, New Orleans and many other low-lying parts of the state along the Gulf of Mexico were hit by the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina add something

 

Terry Bradshaw - In November 2005, Bradshaw announced that he and a group of investors from Louisiana were interested in buying the New Orleans Saints


2006

In 2006, a bill was passed which eventually consolidated the two sheriff's departments into one parish sheriff responsible for both civil and criminal matters add something

 

James Carville - Carville is the executive producer of the 2006 film "All the King's Men", starring Sean Penn and Anthony Hopkins, which is loosely based on the life of Louisiana Governor Huey Long

 

William J. Jefferson - In the ensuing 2006 election cycle for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, eight Democrats, three Republicans, and one Libertarian challengers stood for election against Jefferson

 

Rosie O'Donnell - In November 2006 "Nightline" aired a video report about the opening of The Children's Plaza and Family Center in Renaissance Village, a FEMA trailer park in Louisiana


2007

In late 2007 and early 2008, a film studio was scheduled to open in Tremé, with state-of-the-art production facilities, and a film training institute add something

 

Mike Huckabee - In November 2007, Huckabee drew endorsements from a large number of religious activists, including Billy McCormack, a pastor in Shreveport, Louisiana, Louisiana, and a director and vice president of the Christian Coalition of America, founded in 1988 by a previous presidential candidate, Pat Robertson


2008

The Louisiana Science Education Act is a controversial law passed by the Louisiana Legislature on June 11, 2008 and signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 25 add something


2009

Al Hirt - Hirt was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in November 2009


2010

Before 2010, Orleans parish was the only parish to have two sheriff's offices add something

 

It lost one House seat due to stagnant population growth in the 2010 Census add something

 

The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2010 were the Catholic Church with 1,200,900; Southern Baptist Convention with 709,650; and the United Methodist Church with 146,848 add something

 

David Vitter - On Nov 4th, 2010, Vitter was re-elected as Louisiana Senator, defeating his Democratic rival, Melancon

 

David Vitter - In the Republican primary held on August 28, 2010, Vitter handily defeated former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet D. Traylor of Monroe, Louisiana, formerly from Winnsboro

 

David Vitter - In September 2010, Vitter signed a candidate pledge from the North Central Louisiana TEA Party Patriots


2011

In 2011, Louisiana ranked among the five deadliest states for debris/litter-caused vehicle accidents per total number of registered vehicles and population size add something

 

Bob Livingston - In 2011, Livingston became Treasurer of the Louisiana Republican Party

 

David Vitter - Vitter became involved in the Louisiana State Senate District 22 special election held in January 2011, a vacancy created by the resignation of Troy Hebert, who accepted an appointment in the Jindal administration in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


2012

Louisiana had eight votes in the Electoral College for the 2012 election add something


2014

According to the US census estimates, the population of Louisiana in 2014 was: add something

 

In 2014, Louisiana was ranked as one of the most small business friendly states, based on a study drawing upon data from over 12,000 small business owners add something

 

Bob Livingston - The First District is currently represented by Republican Steve Scalise of Metairie, Louisiana, who faced controversy in 2014 for delivering a speech to white supremacist David Duke's European-American Unity and Rights Organization

 

David Vitter - On January 21, 2014, Vitter announced that he will run for Governor of Louisiana to succeed the term-limited Bobby Jindal in the 2015 gubernatorial election

 

Larry Williams - A native of Kenner, Louisiana and cousin of Kenner native Lloyd Price, Williams was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame in a ceremony held on February 9, 2014

 

David Vitter - In August 2014, Vitter endorsed the Common Core curriculum for Louisiana schools, a position shared by his Republican intraparty rival for governor, Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne


2015

In 2015, Louisiana had a higher murder rate than any other state in the country for the 27th straight year add something

 

George Washington Carver - "Carver", Louisiana State University Press, 2015

 

William J. Jefferson - On May 1, 2015, Jefferson was permanently disbarred by the Supreme Court of Louisiana


2016

As of 2016, Louisiana was the birthplace of the most NFL players per capita for the eighth year in a row add something

 

In August 2016, an unnamed storm dumped trillions of gallons of rain on southern Louisiana, including the cities of Denham Springs, Baton Rouge, Gonzales, St. Amant and Lafayette, causing catastrophic flooding add something


2018

Tulane is highly regarded for its academics nationwide, ranked fortieth on "U.S. News & World Report's" 2018 list of best national universities add something