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5 Fun Facts About November 29 In Wisconsin History

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1. On November 29, 1944, the deadliest hotel fire in Wisconsin history occurred in Milwaukee. The fire at the Newhall House Hotel killed 77 people and injured over 75 others. The cause of the fire was never officially determined, but it is believed to have started in the basement.

2. In 1858, future Wisconsin governor and senator William D. Hoard was born in New York. Hoard became known for his advocacy of dairy farming and was instrumental in establishing dairy research in the state. He served as governor from 1889 to 1891 and as a senator from 1895 to 1907.

3. Wisconsin's first traffic fatality involving an automobile occurred on November 29, 1899, in Milwaukee. A car driven by a man named Edwin Booth struck and killed a bicyclist named Stanley Smith. Booth was arrested and charged with manslaughter, but the case was eventually dropped.

4. On November 29, 2012, a shooting occurred at a spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, leaving three people dead and four others injured. The gunman, Radcliffe Haughton, had a history of domestic violence with his estranged wife, who worked at the spa. Haughton ultimately killed himself.

5. In 2010, the Wisconsin Badgers football team completed a perfect 11-0 regular season with a 70-23 victory over Northwestern on November 29. The team went on to play in the Rose Bowl, where they lost to TCU.
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