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5 Fun Facts About December 27 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1836, Wisconsin became a territory of the United States. This paved the way for statehood nine years later in 1848.

2. On December 27, 1860, the first shipbuilding company in Wisconsin was established in Milwaukee. The company, called the Milwaukee Shipyard, played an important role in the development of the Great Lakes shipping industry.

3. In 1892, the first game of basketball in Wisconsin was played on December 27th. The game was held at the YMCA in Appleton and featured a match between the Appleton YMCA team and the Oshkosh All-Stars.

4. December 27, 1947 marked the opening of the iconic American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee. Originally known as the Milwaukee County Stadium, it has since undergone numerous renovations to become one of the city's most popular concert venues.

5. On December 27, 1971, the Green Bay Packers played their first game at Lambeau Field. Built to replace the old City Stadium, Lambeau Field has become an iconic landmark and a beloved symbol of Wisconsin's passion for football.
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