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5 Fun Facts About November 4 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first Republican in 20 years to carry Wisconsin in a presidential election. This was a significant moment in Wisconsin politics as the state had traditionally leaned Democratic.

2. On November 4, 1986, Tommy Thompson was elected as the governor of Wisconsin for the first time. He went on to serve four terms as the state's governor and implemented many significant reforms during his tenure.

3. In 2008, Wisconsin native Mark Ruffalo starred in the film "The Brothers Bloom," which premiered at the Milwaukee Film Festival on November 4. Ruffalo is best known for his roles in "The Avengers" franchise and "Spotlight."

4. On November 4, 1842, the University of Wisconsin was founded in Madison. Today, it is one of the state's largest and most prestigious universities, with over 40,000 students enrolled.

5. Wisconsin became the 30th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, on November 4, 1919. This was an important milestone in the fight for women's suffrage in the United States.
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