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5 Fun Facts About October 27 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1938, Wisconsin held a statewide election, and Republican Julius P. Heil was elected to his second term as governor. Heil served during the Great Depression and focused on improving the state's infrastructure, including building roads and schools.

2. On October 27, 1950, the Milwaukee County Zoo opened to the public. The zoo was founded on the former site of a Nike missile installation and has since grown to over 190 acres, featuring over 2,000 animals and a variety of exhibits and attractions.

3. In 1986, the Green Bay Packers played their first game at Lambeau Field after completing a $14 million renovation. The Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 45-17 in front of a crowd of over 54,000 fans.

4. On October 27, 1991, the Milwaukee Bucks played their first game at the Bradley Center. The Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 112-107, with Vin Baker leading the team with 28 points.

5. In 2002, the Wisconsin Badgers football team beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, earning the team the Big Ten Conference Championship for the first time since 1999. The Badgers would go on to compete in the 2003 Rose Bowl, losing to the University of Southern California.
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