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Wisconsin - Notable Historical Events

Frank Lloyd WrightAug 15, 1914

Robert A. MillikanNov 9, 1925

Jeffrey DahmerNov 28, 1994

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Wisconsin - Historical Events
Date Event
1809-02-03

Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin)

1832-08-02

Battle of Bad Axe, Wisconsin: 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sauk & Fox Native Americans ending the Black Hawk War in the US

1836-04-14

Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin

1836-04-20

Territory of Wisconsin created

1836-07-04

Wisconsin Territory forms

1846-01-31

After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1848-05-29

Wisconsin becomes 30th state

1849-02-04

University of Wisconsin begins in 1 room with 20 students

1855-02-03

Wisconsin Supreme Ct declares US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional

1866-07-25

25th US Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wisconsin takes office

1871-10-08

Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin

1883-01-10

Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt

1883-02-10

Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, kills 71

1886-05-05

The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.

1886-07-06

Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public

1890-01-03

1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin

1903-05-23

1st direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin

1903-09-11

The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1911-06-16

A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.

1912-11-05

Arizona, Kansas & Wisconsin vote for female suffrage

1914-08-15

A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

1917-11-24

Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.

1922-01-24

-54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)

1925-11-09

Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin

1932-01-28

1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)

1936-07-13

114°F (46°C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc (state record)

1939-01-19

Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec

1941-03-29

3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin beats Wash State 39-34

1954-11-30

20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)

1964-01-22

World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin

1966-01-27

Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966

1968-04-02

Senator E Mccarthy wins Democratic primaries in Wisconsin

1970-08-24

Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison

1985-09-06

Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

1987-06-20

Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss

1991-06-02

Three Andrettis finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin

1994-11-28

In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

1999-01-02

A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.

2005-03-13

Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.

2012-08-05

Gunman opens fire on Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing six people and committing suicide

2016-12-03

Trump supporters file suit to stop Wisconsin recount

2016-12-13

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin End Election Recount Efforts

2017-06-16

Blimp at US Open golf tourney crashes in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin - Notable Birthdays

Curly LambeauApr 9, 1898

Noel WienJun 8, 1899

Joseph McCarthyNov 14, 1909

LiberaceMay 16, 1919

Jeffrey DahmerMay 21, 1960

Wisconsin - Birthdays
Date Event
1855-06-14

Robert Marion La Follette, Wisconsin, pres candidate (Progressive)

1857-04-14

Edgar Stillman Kelley, Sparta Wisconsin, composer (Gulliver)

1859-01-09

Carrie Chapman Catt, Ripon, Wisconsin, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters)

1872-04-18

Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, Mauston, Wisconsin, USA, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi

1881-10-12

William Nigh, Berlin Wisconsin, director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong)

1897-08-31

Frederic March [Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel], Racine, Wisconsin, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives)

1898-04-09

[Earl] Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Wisconsin, NFL coach (GB Packers)

1899-06-08

Noel Wien, Lake Nebagamon Wisconsin, aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska)

1899-07-08

David Eli Lilienthal, US government organizer (Wisconsin)

1900-06-15

Otto Clarence Luening, Milwaukee Wisconsin, composer (Sonority Canon)

1901-05-27

Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)

1909-01-14

Joseph Walton Losey, Wisconsin, director (Damned, Accident)

1909-11-14

Joseph McCarthy, US Senator, (Rep - Wisconsin) claimed anti-communists had infiltrated US govt.

1911-11-01

Donald William Kerst, Madison, Wisconsin, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams)

1913-06-10

Thor Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin, conductor (Cin Symph 1958)

1915-06-09

Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) Waukesha Wisconsin, American musician and inventor

1919-05-16

[Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)

1921-02-16

Esther Bubley, Phillips, Wisconsin, American photographer

1921-02-25

Andy Pafko, Boyceville, Wisconsin, MLB player (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)

1926-02-17

Lee Hoiby, Madison Wisconsin, composer (1957 Arts & Letters)

1927-02-26

Donald Gramm, Milwaukee Wisconsin, bass-baritone

1930-06-19

Gena Rowlands, Madison Wisconsin, American actress

1933-03-15

Cecil Perceval Taylor, composer/jazz pianist (U of Wisconsin)

1934-06-05

F Curtis Michel, LaCrosse Wisconsin, astronaut

1935-02-07

Herb Kohl, (Sen-D Wisconsin)

1938-10-03

David R Obey, (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1969- )

1938-10-10

Tobias A Roth, (Rep-R-Wisconsin, 1979- )

1941-11-19

Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Governor of Wisconsin

1941-9-09

Pat Richter, Wisconsin Reflections

1943-06-14

F James Sensenbrenner, (Rep-R-Wisconsin)

1943-07-03

Kurtwood Smith, New Lisbon, Wisconsin, American actor (That '70s Show, Robocop)

1943-11-10

George Sauer, Jr., Sheboygan, Wisconsin, AFL player (New York Jets), (d. 2013)

1944-12-27

Tracy Nelson, Madison Wisconsin, American singer

1947-05-28

Leland Sklar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, musician and bass guitarist

1951-09-09

Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)

1953-03-05

Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)

1956-11-13

Christopher Noth, Madison Wisconsin, US actor (Law and Order, The Good Wife)

1958-06-14

Eric Heiden, Madison, Wisconsin, US speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980)

1960-01-04

Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia)

1960-05-21

Jeffrey Dahmer, West Allis Wisconsin, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal)

1962-12-27

Timothy Hacker, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 10k runner

1966-06-17

Clare Look-Jaeger, Milwaukee Wisconsin, high jumper

1969-02-11

Mary Stoker, Miss Wisconsin USA (1996)

1971-08-16

Clayton Simchick, Wisconsin Death Trip

1972-06-25

Amy Wickus, Baraboo Wisconsin, 800m/1500m runner

1973-04-12

Pamela Polk, Berlin Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1996)

1973-11-08

Tara Johnson, Miss USA-Wisconsin (1997)

1978-05-18

Jennifer Streblow, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1997)

1978-08-19

Brittany Istre, Wisconsin Death Trip

1979-12-16

Nicole Werra, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA (1996)

1981-06-30

Allison Schroeder, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA (1997)

1982-04-06

Kim Tindell, Night of the Living Dead: Live from Wisconsin - Hosted by Mark & Mike

1985-05-02

Marcus Monroe, Wisconsin Death Trip

1994-08-20

White buffalo, Janesville Wisconsin

Wisconsin - Notable Weddings

Mae WestApr 11, 1911

Curly LambeauAug 16, 1919

Wisconsin - Weddings
Date Event
1884-05-01

"Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1911-04-11

Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1919-08-16

NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

1996-06-23

Five-time Olympic speedskater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1996-07-14

"Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (20) weds Deanna Tynes (28) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

2006-07-01

"Hi-5" actress and singer Jennifer Peterson-Hind (26) weds recording artist Tom Korbee in Madison, Wisconsin

2012-12-17

Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin

Wisconsin - Deaths
Date Event
1862-04-19

Louis Powell Harvey, US governor of Wisconsin, drowns

1889-07-21

Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)

1947-06-24

Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 1864)

2005-12-15

William Proxmire, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (b. 1915)


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