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5 Fun Facts About May 25 In Wisconsin History

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1. On May 25, 1929, the Wisconsin state legislature passed a law creating the country's first unemployment compensation program. This groundbreaking legislation provided financial assistance to workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

2. In 1935, on May 25, the Milwaukee Brewers minor league baseball team set a new record for the most runs scored in a game. They defeated the Minneapolis Millers 24-6, with player Tom Winsett hitting three home runs in the game.

3. On May 25, 1960, a major tornado outbreak struck parts of Wisconsin, including the town of Necedah. The tornadoes caused significant damage and claimed several lives, marking one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in the state's history.

4. Milwaukee native Charlotte Rae, best known for her role as Mrs. Garrett on the TV show "The Facts of Life," was born on May 25, 1926. She also appeared in other TV shows and movies throughout her career, which spanned several decades.

5. On May 25, 2001, the Milwaukee Art Museum opened its newly-expanded facility, designed by acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava. The museum's iconic Quadracci Pavilion features a moving sunscreen that resembles a pair of wings and has become a beloved landmark in downtown Milwaukee.
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