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5 Fun Facts About September 28 In Wisconsin History

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1. On September 28, 1850, the first recorded cricket match in Wisconsin was played in Sheboygan. The match was played between a team of English sailors and a local team.

2. On September 28, 1888, the University of Wisconsin-Madison officially opened its doors. The university was originally founded as a land-grant institution, with the goal of providing affordable education to the people of Wisconsin.

3. On September 28, 1915, the Milwaukee Braves played their last game at Borchert Field. The team moved to Atlanta in 1966, but Milwaukee has since gained a new baseball team, the Milwaukee Brewers.

4. On September 28, 1941, the Milwaukee Blackhawks played their first game as a National Hockey League team. The Blackhawks later moved to St. Louis, but the city of Milwaukee has since gained a new hockey team, the Milwaukee Admirals.

5. On September 28, 1986, Green Bay Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey threw for a team-record 418 yards in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Packers won the game 20-17, with Dickey throwing the winning touchdown pass in the final two minutes of the game.
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