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5 Fun Facts About September 4 In Wisconsin History

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1. On September 4, 1924, Wisconsin native and Olympic gold medalist in track and field, Ralph Craig, set a new world record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.4 seconds.

2. In 1957, the Milwaukee Braves baseball team played a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals on September 4, with both games ending in extra innings. The Braves won both games 2-1, with the second game lasting 16 innings.

3. On September 4, 1968, the first day of classes began at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's new campus, which had been relocated to the East Side of the city from its previous location in downtown Milwaukee.

4. On this day in 1983, Wisconsin's first gambling casino, the Oneida Bingo and Casino, opened in Green Bay. The casino, which originally consisted of a small bingo hall, has since expanded into a large resort complex offering slots, table games, a hotel, and other amenities.

5. In 2004, the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team played their final game at County Stadium before moving to their new home, Miller Park. The game, played on September 4, was against the Cincinnati Reds and ended in a 8-1 victory for the Brewers.
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