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5 Fun Facts About April 27 In Wisconsin History

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1. Green Bay Packers Draft Aaron Rodgers (2005) - On April 27, 2005, the Green Bay Packers selected quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the first round of the NFL draft. This was a controversial move at the time as the Packers still had legendary quarterback Brett Favre on the team, but proved to be a wise decision as Rodgers has gone on to become one of the greatest players in NFL history.

2. Wisconsin Becomes a State (1848) - On April 27, 1848, Wisconsin officially became the 30th state in the United States. The state has a rich history and has played a significant role in a number of important events throughout the country's history.

3. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Established (1956) - On April 27, 1956, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was established as a public research university. It has since become one of the largest universities in the state and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the country.

4. F4 Tornado Strikes La Crosse (1965) - On April 27, 1965, an F4 tornado struck the city of La Crosse, causing significant damage and killing seven people. This was one of the deadliest tornadoes in Wisconsin history.

5. Wisconsin State Capitol Building Completed (1917) - On April 27, 1917, the Wisconsin State Capitol Building was completed in Madison. The impressive building, with its distinctive dome, remains one of the most recognizable landmarks in the state and is a popular tourist attraction.
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