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5 Fun Facts About November 22 In Wisconsin History

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1. The first Wisconsin governor, Nelson Dewey, was born on November 22, 1813. He served as governor from 1848 to 1852 and was instrumental in securing federal funding for the construction of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad.

2. On November 22, 1948, the first television station in Wisconsin, WTMJ-TV Channel 3, began broadcasting in Milwaukee. It was the first station in the state to be granted a commercial television license.

3. On November 22, 1963, the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, Governor John W. Reynolds ordered that all flags in Wisconsin be flown at half-staff in honor of the fallen president.

4. On November 22, 1986, the Wisconsin Badgers football team defeated the Michigan State Spartans in a 23-7 upset victory, clinching a share of the Big Ten championship. This was the first time the Badgers had won a conference title since 1962.

5. On November 22, 2015, the Green Bay Packers played their first-ever regular season game in Minneapolis against the Minnesota Vikings at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings won the game 20-13, but the Packers went on to win the NFC North division that season.
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