History Matters: April is full of historical milestones for Louisiana By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • May 6, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Commentator Gary Joiner compiled a historical roundup of the month of April. He explains how those events hundreds of years ago literally shaped the State of Louisiana today. Credit Press Image / LSU Shreveport Listen Listening... / 4:30 History Matters #365 - April in Louisiana history Related Program: History MattersTags: King Louis XIVNew OrleansFlorida ParishesTerritory of LouisianaCivil WarGen. P.G.T. BeauregardColfax MassacrePres. Rutherford B. Hayes Related Content History Matters: A Civil War veteran scrutinized every turn in the Battle of Mansfield 2 years ago History Matters: Civil War historians follow the footsteps of Union soldiers 3 years ago View the discussion thread.