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5 Fun Facts About November 30 In Louisiana History

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1. Louisiana Purchase Transfer: On November 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was officially transferred from Spain to France, before ultimately being sold to the United States in 1804. This purchase doubled the size of the country and greatly impacted the development of the American west.

2. Hurricane Hitters: Louisiana is known for being constantly hit by hurricanes, and November 30, 1957 was no exception. Hurricane Audrey hit the state, causing severe damage and leaving hundreds dead or missing.

3. First Louisiana Governor: On November 30, 1812, Louisiana held its first gubernatorial election after achieving statehood in 1812. William C.C. Claiborne, who served as the first governor of the Louisiana Territory, was elected as the first governor of the state of Louisiana.

4. Jazz Great Born: Jazz saxophonist and composer Sidney Bechet was born in New Orleans on November 30, 1897. Bechet was a prominent jazz musician in the early 1900s and is known for his work with Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong.

5. High-Stakes College Football: November 30, 2019 featured a high-stakes college football matchup between Louisiana State University (LSU) and the University of Texas A&M. The game went into seven overtimes, making it the longest game in NCAA history, with LSU eventually coming out on top 74-72.
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