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5 Fun Facts About February 5 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1850, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was established. The institution has since grown to become one of the leading public universities in the United States.

2. In 1933, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed the first workers' compensation law in the United States, providing financial assistance to workers who were injured on the job. This law served as a model for other states to follow.

3. In 1973, the legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi passed away at the age of 57. Lombardi led the Packers to five NFL championships in the 1960s, including victories in the first two Super Bowls.

4. In 1990, Governor Tommy Thompson declared a state of emergency due to heavy snow and bitterly cold temperatures. This was one of the most severe winter storms in Wisconsin's history, with some areas receiving up to 30 inches of snow.

5. In 2020, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 112-101 in a regular season game. This victory extended the Bucks' winning streak to 9 games and helped solidify their position as one of the top teams in the NBA.
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