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5 Fun Facts About January 26 In Wisconsin History

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1. Wisconsin became a state on January 26, 1848. This happened after a lengthy process involving Congress and the approval of a state constitution. Wisconsin was the 30th state to join the Union.

2. On January 26, 1911, the first direct primary election was held in Wisconsin. This was an important step in giving ordinary voters more say in the selection of political candidates.

3. The Green Bay Packers won their first Super Bowl championship on January 26, 1997. The team, led by quarterback Brett Favre, defeated the New England Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI.

4. January 26, 1966, is known as the Blizzard of '66 in Wisconsin. A record-breaking snowstorm dumped more than 20 inches of snow across the state, causing widespread disruption and damage.

5. On January 26, 1905, a shooting took place at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Frank Lloyd was a former state senator who had been expelled from the legislature for corruption. He returned to the Capitol building and shot and killed the current state senator, Robert Schilling, before being captured by police. This incident remains one of the most notorious acts of violence in Wisconsin history.
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