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5 Fun Facts About October 22 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1836, the first Protestant Episcopal Church in Wisconsin was organized in the city of Green Bay. This church, known as St. James Episcopal Church, is still standing and is a popular historical landmark in the city.

2. In 1879, the University of Wisconsin football team played their first ever game against the Lawrence University football team. Wisconsin won the game with a score of 10-0, setting a precedent for the university's successful football program.

3. In 1914, the Wisconsin State Capitol building was completed after 11 years of construction. The building, which stands at 284 feet tall, is the tallest building in Madison and is home to the offices of the governor and other state government officials.

4. In 1954, the famous American musician and Wisconsin native Liberace performed at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee. Liberace was known for his flamboyant style and extravagant performances, and this concert was no exception, drawing large crowds and critical acclaim.

5. In 1986, the Wisconsin lottery held its first ever drawing. The lottery, which offers games such as Powerball and Mega Millions, has generated billions of dollars in revenue for the state and has helped fund various education and environmental programs.
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