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5 Fun Facts About April 17 In Wisconsin History

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1. On April 17, 1968, the Milwaukee Brewers played their first ever game in franchise history. They were a new expansion team in Major League Baseball and lost to the California Angels 12-0.

2. The Wisconsin State Capitol building was declared a National Historic Landmark on April 17, 2001. This building has been the home of Wisconsin state government since it was completed in 1917.

3. April 17, 1967, marked the first day that the University of Wisconsin System was officially established. This system includes 13 four-year universities, 13 two-year colleges, and an extension system that serves all 72 counties in Wisconsin.

4. The famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born on April 17, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He is known for designing many iconic buildings, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.

5. On April 17, 2002, the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team won a playoff game against the Orlando Magic, securing their first playoff series win since 1989. They would go on to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals that year, but ultimately lost to the eventual champion, the New Jersey Nets.
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