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1800's continued
  • (1873) Colfax riot occurred, more than 100 African American men killed
  • (1874) Severe flooding occurred throughout the state
  • (1879) New state constitution adopted; mouth of Mississippi River deepened to allow large ocean vessels to reach New Orleans
  • (1884) World's Fair held in New Orleans
  • (1891) Mob in New Orleans lynched 11 Italians charged in murder of Police Chief Hennessy
  • (1892) Knights of Labor held general strike in New Orleans
  • (1893) Hurricane killed over 2,000 in Louisiana and Mississippi
  • (1901) First oil flow discovered at Jennings
  • (1915) Hurricane struck New Orleans, killed 275 people, caused $13 million in damages
  • (1916) Natural gas field discovered near Monroe
  • (1921) New state constitution adopted
  • (1927) Floods devastated 1,300,000 acres, 300,000 left homeless
  • (1928) Huey P. Long elected governor
  • (1932) Huey P. Long became U S Senator; new capitol completed in Baton Rouge
  • (1934) Outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow gunned down by law enforcement officers and posse near Gibsland
  • (1935) Huey Long assassinated on steps of state capitol
  • (1939) Political scandals forced resignation of Governor Richard Leche
  • (1947) First offshore oil well in Louisiana established
  • (1956) Longest over-water bridge in world - Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened
  • (1957) Hundreds of people in Cameron Parish killed during Hurricane Audrey

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hernado de soto la salle discovers the mississippi louis XIV louis XV jean lafitte andrew jackson battle of new orleans robert e lee steamboat bonnie clyde huey long richard leche lindy boggs 1988 gop convention pope john paul II hurricane rita damage deepwater horizon oil spill deepwater horizon fire katrina flooding

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