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5 Fun Facts About October 19 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1870, the University of Wisconsin was officially established, making it the first public university in the state.
2. On October 19, 1904, the first car dealership in Wisconsin opened in Milwaukee.
3. In 1951, the Green Bay Packers played their first game at City Stadium (now known as Lambeau Field), defeating the Chicago Bears 31-21.
4. In 1973, the Milwaukee Brewers hired Hank Aaron as their player development director, marking the beginning of his involvement in the team's front office.
5. October 19, 2010, marked the groundbreaking ceremony for the Milwaukee Bucks' new arena, Fiserv Forum, which opened in 2018.
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