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5 Fun Facts About May 13 In Wisconsin History

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1. On May 13, 1865, Wisconsin’s Civil War hero Joshua Glover was granted a full pardon by President Andrew Johnson after fleeing slavery in Missouri and being captured in Milwaukee.

2. In 1927, on May 13, the Wisconsin State Capitol was officially dedicated. The capitol building’s cornerstone was laid in 1906, but construction was halted during World War I. It was completed in 1923 and opened to the public in 1924.

3. On May 13, 1955, a devastating tornado hit the town of Colfax, Wisconsin, killing 10 people and injuring over 100. The tornado was part of a larger outbreak in the Midwest, which caused widespread damage across several states.

4. In 1985, on May 13, the Sass & Belle store chain was founded in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The company specializes in designing and selling gifts and home decor products, with a focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing.

5. On May 13, 1990, the Green Bay Packers retired the number 66 jersey of legendary defensive tackle Ray Nitschke. Nitschke played his entire career with the Packers (1958-1972) and helped lead the team to five NFL championships. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978.
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