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5 Fun Facts About March 22 In Wisconsin History

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1. On March 22, 1832, the city of Madison was officially named as the capital of Wisconsin territory, replacing Belmont.

2. The first ever recorded tornado to touch down in Wisconsin occurred on March 22, 1844, in Crawford County.

3. On March 22, 1909, the state of Wisconsin passed a law preventing the employment of children under the age of 14 in factories, mines, or other hazardous occupations.

4. In 1935, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee was heavily damaged by a fire on March 22. The cathedral was subsequently rebuilt and rededicated in 1942.

5. On March 22, 1967, a powerful snowstorm caused the closure of many schools, businesses, and highways across Wisconsin. Some areas received up to 18 inches of snow, and the storm resulted in several deaths and numerous injuries.
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