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5 Fun Facts About January 13 In Wisconsin History

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1. On January 13, 1846, Wisconsin became the 30th state in the United States. The state was originally part of Michigan Territory but was later formed into its own territory in 1836.

2. On January 13, 1958, a major blizzard hit southern Wisconsin, causing widespread damage and disruption. The storm dropped over 20 inches of snow in some areas and caused numerous accidents and fatalities.

3. On January 13, 1930, the first legal execution in Wisconsin since 1851 took place. Walter Ellis was convicted of murdering seven women in Milwaukee and was sentenced to death by hanging.

4. On January 13, 1973, the Green Bay Packers won their second consecutive Super Bowl, defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-3. Led by legendary coach Vince Lombardi, the team became the first ever to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

5. On January 13, 1993, Milwaukee native Reggie White signed a record-breaking contract with the Green Bay Packers, making him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history at the time. White went on to lead the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XXXI and was later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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