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5 Fun Facts About October 13 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1923, the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicated the Memorial Union building. The building, which sits on the shore of Lake Mendota, serves as a social, cultural, and recreational hub for students and community members alike.
2. On October 13, 1940, the Green Bay Packers played their first night game at home, defeating the Chicago Bears 16-14 at City Stadium. The game was historic not only for being the Packers' first night game at home, but also for being the first game in which they wore green and gold uniforms.
3. In 1980, the doors opened at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee - a new multi-purpose arena that would serve as the home of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee Admirals. The arena, which was replaced by Fiserv Forum in 2018, also hosted concerts, ice shows, and other events during its nearly 30 years in operation.
4. On October 13, 1992, a fire broke out in the Milwaukee County Courthouse. The fire caused significant damage to the historic building, which had been in use since the late 1800s, and prompted a two-year restoration effort.
5. In 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced that it had confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild deer in Langlade County - the first time that CWD had been found in the county. CWD is a contagious neurological disease that affects deer, elk, and moose, and is of concern to hunters and conservationists in Wisconsin and beyond.
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