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5 Fun Facts About June 1 In Louisiana History

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1. Louisiana became a state on June 1, 1812. It was the 18th state to join the union and helped expand the United States' presence in the Gulf of Mexico region.

2. On June 1, 1906, the famous jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton was born in New Orleans. He would go on to pioneer the jazz genre and become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

3. Louisiana was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, but it was on June 1, 2006, that the National Guard officially completed their mission to restore law and order in the aftermath of the storm.

4. In 1933, the first permanent Louisiana State Capitol building was completed in Baton Rouge after construction began in 1929. The building continues to serve as the seat of Louisiana's government to this day.

5. Louisiana is home to many unique traditions and cultural events, and on June 1, 1974, the first Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival was held in New Orleans. The event still takes place annually and celebrates the state's beloved music and food culture.
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