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5 Fun Facts About August 29 In Wisconsin History

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1. The Wisconsin State Fair opened for the first time on August 29, 1851, in Janesville. The fair has since moved to Milwaukee and has become an annual tradition for the state.

2. On August 29, 1954, the Green Bay Packers played their first game under legendary coach Vince Lombardi. They lost to the Chicago Bears 13-9, but went on to win five NFL championships and two Super Bowls under Lombardi's leadership.

3. Wisconsin native Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on August 29, 1867, in Pepin. She went on to write the beloved "Little House on the Prairie" book series, which has been adapted into a TV show and a musical.

4. The University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded on August 29, 1848. It has since become one of the top public universities in the country and a renowned research institution.

5. On August 29, 1992, the iconic Lambeau Field in Green Bay was renovated and expanded to its current capacity of over 80,000 seats. The stadium is home to the Green Bay Packers and is known for its freezing temperatures during winter games.
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