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5 Fun Facts About April 26 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1865, Wisconsin soldiers serve in the Union army during the Civil War, from the battles around Fredericksburg to the Richmond Campaign.

2. In 1871, Wisconsin Governor Cadwallader C. Washburn signs a bill providing for the establishment of the Wisconsin State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children, a precursor to the state's present-day juvenile corrections system.

3. In 1944, Wisconsin native and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Stephen Kleene publishes his landmark paper "Representation of Events in Nerve Nets and Finite Automata," laying the groundwork for computer science and the development of artificial intelligence.

4. In 1965, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr is named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, leading the team to its first NFL Championship since 1962.

5. In 2018, the Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits for the cycle for the second time in the same season, becoming only the fifth player ever to do so in major league history.
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