Spain Cedes Louisiana – Today In Southern History

1 October 1800 

On this date in 1800…

Spain ceded Louisiana to France in a secret treaty that negated the Treaty of Fontainebleau and led to the Louisiana Purchase three years later.

Other Years:

1862 – General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry defeated federals in battles at Athens and Huntsville, Alabama.
1885 – The United States Postal Service first began Special delivery mail service on routes in Western Virginia.
1893 – 3rd worst hurricane in US history killed 1,800 people in Mississippi.
1946 – The first baseball play-off game for a league championship was played when the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2.
1962 – James Meredith became first black student to attend the University of Mississippi
1971 – Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida
1982 – Disney’s EPCOT Center opened in Orlando, Florida

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