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5 Fun Facts About September 14 In Wisconsin History

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1. Statehood Day: September 14 is celebrated as Statehood Day in Wisconsin, marking the day in 1848 when Wisconsin became the 30th state in the United States.

2. Green Bay Packers: On September 14, 1919, the Green Bay Packers football team was founded in Wisconsin. The Packers remain one of the most successful and beloved professional sports teams in America, with a record 13 NFL championships to their name.

3. First Badger Football Game: On September 14, 1889, the University of Wisconsin-Madison played its first football game against the Whitewater Normal School. The Badgers won the game 106-0, setting the tone for what would become one of the most successful college football programs in history.

4. First Cheese Factory: On September 14, 1841, a Swiss immigrant named John G. Moser established the first cheese factory in the United States in the town of Rome, Wisconsin. Moser's factory helped launch Wisconsin's reputation as the "Dairy State," which remains one of the top cheese-producing states in the country today.

5. Civil Rights Victory: On September 14, 1963, a Milwaukee judge ruled that the city's segregationist housing practices were unconstitutional. The ruling was a major victory for civil rights activists in Wisconsin, and helped pave the way for the fair housing movement nationwide.
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