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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1917, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the amendment, paving the way for its eventual adoption by the rest of the country.

2. In 1933, Wisconsin's first-ever skiing trail officially opened in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The trail, which was located near La Grange, was created by a group of local skiing enthusiasts who recognized the potential for winter sports in the area.

3. On January 14, 1953, the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) was launched in Newport News, Virginia. The battleship, which was named in honor of the state of Wisconsin, served in several conflicts, including the Korean War and the Gulf War.

4. In 1966, a severe blizzard hit much of Wisconsin, causing widespread havoc and disruption. The storm, which lasted for several days, dropped more than 20 inches of snow in some areas and caused numerous traffic accidents and power outages.

5. On January 14, 1982, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game, earning a trip to the Super Bowl. The Packers ultimately lost the big game to the Oakland Raiders, but the victory over the Cowboys helped to solidify the team's resurgence under head coach Bart Starr.
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