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5 Fun Facts About July 18 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1934, the Milwaukee Journal published an article about a group of farmers in Wisconsin who had formed a cooperative to sell their dairy products. This cooperative eventually became the Dairy Farmers of America, which is now the largest dairy cooperative in the United States.

2. On July 18, 1984, the Milwaukee Brewers played the Baltimore Orioles in what is now known as the "pine tar game." The Brewers had a home run taken away from them due to too much pine tar on their bat, resulting in a controversial ending to the game.

3. In 1961, the first meeting of the Wisconsin Women's Council was held in Madison. The council was created to promote equal opportunities for women in the state.

4. July 18, 1918, marked the opening of the Wisconsin State Fair, which is still held annually in West Allis. The fair has become a beloved tradition in Wisconsin, featuring everything from agricultural exhibits to carnival rides.

5. On July 18, 1969, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr signed a new contract with the team. Starr had led the Packers to multiple Super Bowl victories and is still considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
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