Today we're celebrating:
- National Oatmeal Cookie Day
- National Raisin Day
- Hairstyle Appreciation Day
- National Honesty Day
- 1789: 1st US President, George Washington, was swBreaux Bridge is known as the "Crawfish Capital of the World".orn into office.
- 1812: Louisiana 18th state to enter union
Fun & Interesting Facts About Louisiana:
Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV.
Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
It is a simple assualt to bite someone with your natural teeth in Lousiana, but biting with false teeth is viewed as an aggravated assault.
bayou: \BUY-you\ n. a French name for slow-moving "river"
In 1803 the United States paid France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory. 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River. The lands acquired stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. Thirteen states were carved from the Louisiana Territory. The Louisiana Purchase nearly doubled the size of the United States.