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5 Fun Facts About June 7 In Wisconsin History

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1. On June 7, 1892, the city of Milwaukee was struck by a tornado which caused extensive damage, including the destruction of several buildings.

2. On June 7, 1913, the first Wisconsin state capitol building in Madison was destroyed by fire. The current capitol building was completed in 1917.

3. June 7, 1929 was the birthday of John Anthony Bukowski, a native of Milwaukee who later became a United States Marine Corps officer and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Korean War.

4. On June 7, 1943, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) was founded in Madison, Wisconsin, representing public sector workers across the country.

5. June 7, 1992 marked the opening of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Quadracci Pavilion, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. The distinctive design features a movable sunscreen with wings that open and close like a bird's wings.
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