1867
The Tribune
(successor to L’Union) is declared an official paper of the United States.

1867
On cotton plantations, former slaves demand a percentage of the crop and land with living quarters

1867
Reconstruction Act of 1867 is passed.

1868
Louisiana State Lottery is developed.

1868
The first ice factory is established in New Orleans.
  1871
American Baptist Home Missionary School establishes Leland University in New Orleans.

1871
The New Orleans Cotton Exchange is established to make the cotton industry more efficient

1871
Oscar J. Dunn is elected as the first black lieutenant governor of Louisiana.
  1877
Lafcadio Hearn arrives in New Orleans as a correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial

1877
Reconstruction is over in Louisiana.

1877
Francis T. Nicholls (D) and Stephen B. Packard (R) take an oath of office for Governor.
  The United States is given the Statue of Liberty.
New Orleans hosts the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition
The Daily Picayune states that those sentenced to over 6 years ought to be sentenced to death
  1892
James J. Corbett is the new world heavyweight boxing champion after his win over John L. Sullivan

1893
The Louisiana State Lottery Company holds its final drawing.

1893
2,000 are killed by a hurricane in lower Louisiana and Mississippi.

1893
Plessy v. Ferguson: Nicholls court affirms the lower court decision upholding Jim Crow Laws. 
  1898
Alice Dunbar Nelson leaves Louisiana and never returns

1898
New restrictions required voters to own property and have certain literacy requirements.

1898
Machine guns are used for the first time on the battlefield.

1899
Minden, Louisiana receives a state record low of –16 degrees fahrenheit
  1908
Congress creates the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

1908
Henry Ford makes the Model T.Model T cars can be bought for the first time for $825.

1909
Commercial mining starts in Sulphur Louisiana.

1909
The last yellow fever epidemic hits Louisiana

1909
Lincoln pennies are issued for the first time.
  1915
One of the worst hurricanes and floods hit New Orleans

1915
Germany initiates the first use of poison gas in WWI.

1916
A natural gas field is located near Monroe
1916 Southern University moves from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
  1920
Impressionism hits New Orleans. 

1920
The U.S. Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.

1920
Women are granted the right to vote after the 19th amendment is ratified.
  1924
Louisiana’s carbon black industry now produces 77% of the nation’s carbon black.

1924
Native Americans are now considered United State Citizens.

1924
Huey Pierce Long unsuccessfully runs for governor.

1925
Xavier University, the first United States university for African Americas opens in New Orleans.

1925
Barataria and LaFourche Canal Company is sold to the Corps of Engineers
 
1865 - 1866
1867 - 1868 1868 - 1870 1871 1872 - 1876 1877 1878 - 1883 1884 - 1886 1886 - 1891 1892 - 1893 1894 - 1897 1898 - 1899 1900 - 1907 1908 - 1909 1910 - 1914 1915 - 1916 1917 - 1919 1920 1921- 1923 1924 - 1925 1926 - 1927
Slavery is abolished under the new constitution
1864
The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 does not affect Union territory.

1865
Edmund Kirby-Smith surrenders to union troops

1865
Congress creates the Freedmen’s Bureau

1865
Carpetbaggers are northerners who move to the South after the Civil War.

1866
Cotton farmers must borrow money to reestablish their plantations after the war. 

1866
The Republican Party tries to reopen the constitutional convention of 1864 to address black suffrage.

1866
Civil Rights Act of 1866 is passed allowing all citizens to their rights regardless of race.

1866
After the Civil War, most people cannot afford paintings and instead purchase drawings and etchings.
1868
Louisiana is readmitted to the Union

1868 Henry Clay Warmoth is elected as Governor of Louisiana.

1868
The Constitution of 1868. 

1869
Local operas try to reinforce segregated seating after it has already been eliminated.

1869
A fire destroys the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning in Lafayette.

1870
Landscape painting slowly emerges in the South

 1870
Robert E. Lee beats the Natchez in a steamboat race.

1870
The Louisiana State Seminary of Learning moves to Baton Rouge and becomes Louisiana State University.
  1872
Rex, the King of Carnival, is created for Mardi Gras festivities.

1872
Carbon Black is successfully produced for industrial purposes. 

1872 
Henry Clay Warmoth is impeached.
   
1873 Colfax riot: the bloodiest instance of racial violence kills over 50 blacks

1873
P.B.S Pinchback steps down from his seat as Governor.

1874
Coushatta Massacre starts after J.B. Dickson, is shot.

1874
The White League is organized to support white supremacy

1875
Civil Rights Act of 1875 prevents segregation in public places

1876
Timber Act of 1876 opens vast tracts of yellow pine and cypress swamplands to northern timber interests 

1878
Yellow fever kills over 5,000 Louisianians.

1879
Baton Rouge becomes Louisiana’s permanent capital.

1880
The Southern Art Union is founded

1880
Railroads are now crucial for transportation within the state

1881
Kansas is the first state to adopt prohibition after the Civil War.

1882
The Chinese are no longer allowed to immigrate to the United States after the Chinese Exclusion Act passes.

1883
The Supreme Court rules that Native Americans cannot be United States citizens.
  1886
Technical innovations make it easier to drag cypress logs out by boat or steam driven engines.

1887
H. Sophie Newcomb College for Women is founded. 

1887
The Thibodaux Massacre results over a strike for higher wages

1887
The Dawes Act is passed. 
The last US-Indian War ends with the Battle of Wounded Knee.

1888
Louisiana cypress mills produce approximately 550 million shingles.

1888
Frederick Douglas is the first black to be nominated for President.

1889
The introduction of band saws revolutionizes the milling industry.

1890
Ellsworth Woodward becomes president of H. Sophie Newcomb College for Women

1890
The Midwest land between Lafayette and Lake Charles is now cultivated by thousands of rice farmers.

1891
The Citizens Committee is formed. 
  1894
The lottery is made illegal.

1894
Edward Douglass White of Lafourche Parish is appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

1895
Alice Dunbar Nelson publishes her first book, “Violets and Other Tales.”

1895
Nine mills surround Lake Charles.

1896
William Woodward and many other artists produce images of urban decay

1896
The Dow Jones announces they will report some industrial stocks.

1896
The Supreme Court rules against Plessy.

1897
The “red light district” in New Orleans is established with the creation of Storyville.

1897
Louisiana Cypress Lumber Company in Harvey operates the largest cypress mill in the world.
  1900
New Orleans jazz slowly develops.

1900
It is estimated that Louisiana has 63% of the United States’ cypress ready to be cut down.

1901 The first Louisiana oilfield is located in Jennings

1901
The Magnolia becomes the official state flower.

1902
New Orleans Streetcar employees go on strike.

1905
Captured Confederate flags from the Civil War are returned to the South.

1906 Louisiana State University develops a law department.

1906
Beauregard Parish is established.
Shreveport hosts the first Louisiana State Fair.

1906
Louisiana State Museum is established.

1907
William Woodward founds the School of Architecture at Tulane.
  1910
New Orleans hosts an international aviation tournament. 

1910
The United States no longer allows criminals, anarchists, paupers, or the sick to immigrate.

1910
Edward Douglass White is appointed as the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

1912
Edenborn Cypress Black in Winn Parish is still considered to be the largest and oldest cypress.

1912
George Mestach succeeds in flying airmail from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.

1912
Today there are no large virgin cypress trees standing in the United States

1913
Income tax is put into effect after the 16th amendment passes.

1914
New Orleans Times Picayune
is formed from the New Orleans Times Democrat and the New Orleans Picayune.

1914
The United States publicly announces that it will not get involved in WWI.
  1917
Storyville closes.

1917
The United States enters WWI.

1918
Cotton prices rise because of World War I.

1918
Louisiana adopts the 18th amendment of prohibition.

1919
The French Opera House in New Orleans burns down.

1919
There are six carbon black plants operating near Monroe producing 27% of the nation’s carbon black supply

1919
The League of Nations is established.

1919
The Communist Party of America is established in Chicago.
  1921
Tonalism, a branch of Impressionism, starts another influential movement on New Orleans painters.

1921
Louisiana adopts a new constitution

1921
President Harding approves the Willis Campell Act.

1923
Southern States Art League moves from Charleston to New Orleans.

1923
Gulf Lumber Company in Fullerton, Louisiana can now produce 120,000,000 board feet a year. 

1923
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established.

1923
The Attorney General states that women may legally wear trousers anywhere.
  1926
Lake Charles becomes a large seaport because of the new waterways to the Gulf of Mexico

1926
Congress establishes the U.S. Customs Court

1927
Henry Ford stops production on the Model T and begins to produce the Model A.

1927
The worst flood in the United States hits Louisiana leaving 300,000 people homeless




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