Louisiana May 10, 2018
9 Moments Everyone Born In Louisiana Will Always Remember
Louisiana certainly has an incredible history. Sometimes, things happen and you just know that that moment will stick with you forever. There have been some historical moments in the past few decades, so let’s take a look back at these 9 moments that everyone in Louisiana will always remember.
1. The Saints winning the Super Bowl
It was so much more than just a win. Not only did it mean a lot for the city of New Orleans, but Louisiana as a whole.
2. The Jena 6
The 2006 indecent sparked massive protests and received national news coverage.
3. The Louisiana World Expo
The World Fair was held in New Orleans in 1984 and ran from May 12 to November 11. Plagued attendance problems, the Louisiana World Exposition has the unique distinction of being the only one of its kind to declare bankruptcy during its run.
4. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
11 people were killed, 17 were injured, and more than 65 miles of Louisiana coastline were contaminated by the oil spill in 2010. It remains the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.
5. Hurricane Betsy
The 1965 hurricane was the first hurricane in the Atlantic basin to rack up $1 billion in damages.
6. Hurricane Camille
A few years after Betsy, there was Camille. Camille made landfall as a Category 5 on August 18, 1969, near Waveland, Mississippi. Parts of southeastern Louisiana were devastated as a result.
7. The Gleason Block
Remembered as a symbol of recovery for New Orleans, the famous punt occurred in the first home game after Hurricane Katrina.
8. Lake Peigneur Sinkhole
On November 20, 1980, a Texaco oil rig accidentally drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Company salt mine located under the lake. The result was a massive whirlpool that sucked in the drilling platform, eleven barges, many trees, and 65 acres of the surrounding terrain. Miraculously, no lives were lost that day.
9. Hurricane Katrina
The extremely destructive and deadly storm caused catastrophic damage all along the Gulf coast in August 2005.
How many do you remember? Let us know in the comments below!