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5 Fun Facts About December 14 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1963, the Wisconsin Badgers won the NCAA Men's Cross Country Championships. It was their first national title in the sport and sparked a successful era for the program.

2. On December 14, 1899, Milwaukee Public Library officially opened its doors to the public. It was the culmination of years of effort by citizens and librarians who sought to provide free access to books and knowledge.

3. Wisconsin's first state capitol building was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1904. Though the blaze was devastating, no one was hurt during the incident. The building was rebuilt and still stands in the city of Madison.

4. The Green Bay Packers played their first home game at City Stadium (now known as Lambeau Field) on December 14, 1957. The game marked the beginning of a new era for the storied franchise, which has won 13 NFL championships, the most in league history.

5. On December 14, 1975, Milwaukee Bucks' guard Brian Winters set a franchise record by scoring 50 points in a single game. The accomplishment helped the Bucks defeat the Portland Trail Blazers and solidified Winters' place in team history.
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