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5 Fun Facts About January 25 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1839, the territorial government of Wisconsin established Portage as its second capital city. Portage served as a temporary capital until the government moved to Madison in 1848.

2. On January 25, 1930, the first winter carnival was held in Milwaukee. The event included ice skating, skiing, and toboggan races, as well as a parade and a snow sculpture contest.

3. On this day in 1947, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's legendary Babcock Hall Dairy Plant opened. The facility has been producing top-quality cheeses, ice cream, and other dairy products for over 70 years.

4. In 1964, the Green Bay Packers won their first NFL championship since the Vince Lombardi era began. The Packers defeated the Cleveland Browns 23-12 in the NFL Championship Game held in Green Bay.

5. January 25, 1986, marked the first-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Wisconsin. Governor Tony Earl signed legislation that established the holiday as a state-wide observance in honor of the civil rights leader's birthday.
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