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5 Fun Facts About October 9 In Wisconsin History

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1. In 1822, Wisconsin's first newspaper, "The Green Bay Intelligencer," was established on October 9.

2. The University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded on October 9, 1848. At the time, it was known as the Wisconsin State University.

3. On October 9, 1854, the first rails were laid for the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad, which eventually became the Milwaukee Road.

4. Wisconsin's first nursing home, The Beloit Convalescent Home, was opened in 1950 on October 9.

5. In 1967, the Green Bay Packers played their first Monday Night Football game on October 9 against the Baltimore Colts. The Packers won 13-10.
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