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5 Fun Facts About December 22 In Wisconsin History

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1. On December 22, 1837, the Wisconsin Territory was officially established by an act of Congress. This paved the way for Wisconsin to eventually become the 30th state in the Union in 1848.

2. Wisconsin native Matthew Henson, who accompanied Robert Peary on his expeditions to the North Pole, was born on December 22, 1866.

3. The Wisconsin State Capitol building, located in Madison, was completed on December 22, 1917. It was designed by architect George B. Post and is now a prominent landmark of the city.

4. On December 22, 1967, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 28-7 in the NFL Playoff Bowl. This victory came just two weeks after the Packers won Super Bowl II against the Oakland Raiders.

5. Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin made history on December 22, 2012, when she became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate.
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