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5 Fun Facts About September 26 In Wisconsin History

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1. On September 26, 1912, the first Milwaukee County Courthouse was completed. The building, which was constructed in a neoclassical style, served as the seat of government for Milwaukee County until 1931.

2. On September 26, 1957, Oskar Schindler visited his former workers in Milwaukee. Schindler, who had rescued more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust, had relocated to Argentina after the war. He made a brief visit to the United States in 1957 and chose to visit Milwaukee, where many of his former employees lived.

3. On September 26, 1970, a small plane crashed into the Milwaukee Arena during the opening night of a rock concert. The accident killed four people and injured over 50 others. The band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, went on to finish their set before the concert was cancelled.

4. On September 26, 1983, the first episode of the television series "The A-Team" aired. The show, which was created by Wisconsin native Stephen J. Cannell, followed a group of former military commandos as they used their unique skills to help people in need.

5. On September 26, 2009, the Milwaukee Brewers clinched their first playoff berth in 26 years. The team, led by sluggers Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, earned a Wild Card spot in the National League playoffs before ultimately falling to the Philadelphia Phillies in the Division Series.
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