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5 Fun Facts About September 12 In Wisconsin History

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1. The deadliest hurricane in Wisconsin history struck on September 12, 1900. Known as the "Galveston Hurricane," it produced strong winds, heavy rain, and massive flooding that resulted in 8 deaths and millions of dollars in property damage.

2. On September 12, 1959, the Milwaukee Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates to clinch the National League pennant. This would be the Braves' second consecutive trip to the World Series, where they would ultimately lose to the New York Yankees.

3. In 1964, the University of Wisconsin-Madison unveiled its new Coordinated Science Laboratory, which was designed to promote interdisciplinary research. The facility featured state-of-the-art equipment and was intended to help Wisconsin remain at the forefront of technological innovation.

4. On September 12, 1971, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 20-0 in the first game of the season. This would be Vince Lombardi's last season as head coach of the Packers, and the team would go on to win their second consecutive Super Bowl.

5. In 1995, the Milwaukee Brewers played the first game at their new ballpark, Miller Park. The stadium featured a retractable roof and was built to replace the aging County Stadium. Despite some initial construction delays and cost overruns, Miller Park has since become a popular venue for baseball and other events.
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