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5 Fun Facts About December 16 In Wisconsin History

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1. On December 16, 1825, the first permanent white settlers arrived in what is now known as Green Bay, Wisconsin. Jean Nicolet and his family established what would become one of the state's largest cities, marking the beginning of Wisconsin's rich history.

2. The infamous Wisconsin rock band, the Violent Femmes, was formed on December 16, 1980, in Milwaukee. With their catchy, folk-punk sound, the band went on to become one of the state's most beloved musical acts, producing iconic hits like "Blister in the Sun" and "Add It Up."

3. On December 16, 1919, Democrat Emanuel L. Philipp was sworn in as the 25th governor of Wisconsin. Philipp served as governor during a tumultuous time in the state's history, including dealing with the aftermath of the deadly Spanish flu pandemic and navigating labor unrest throughout the state.

4. On December 16, 1949, the Milwaukee Braves officially announced the hiring of Charlie Grimm as the team's new manager. Grimm went on to lead the Braves to the team's first National League pennant just two years later in 1951.

5. December 16, 1854, is known as the day Wisconsin became a state. After a long and contentious battle for statehood, President Franklin Pierce signed the Wisconsin Statehood Bill, making Wisconsin the 30th state in the Union. The day is commemorated annually as Wisconsin Statehood Day.
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