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5 Fun Facts About January 10 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1925, a severe winter storm hit Wisconsin on January 10, causing numerous deaths and millions of dollars in damage. The storm brought record-breaking low temperatures and high winds, with some areas experiencing wind chills as low as -60°F.

2. On January 10, 1934, Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (also known as "The Domes") opened to the public. The domes are three large greenhouse-like structures that feature a wide variety of plants from around the world, and have become popular tourist attractions in the Milwaukee area.

3. In 1962, Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson declared January 10 as "John Muir Day" in honor of the famous naturalist and conservationist who was born in Scotland but spent much of his life in Wisconsin.

4. On January 10, 1981, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Starr had led the Packers to five NFL championships in the 1960s, including victories in the first two Super Bowls.

5. In 2015, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced that he was forming a committee to explore the possibility of Wisconsin hosting the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Although the convention ended up being held in a different location, the announcement generated significant interest and excitement in Wisconsin's political landscape.
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