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5 Fun Facts About September 8 In Wisconsin History

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1. On September 8, 1900, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's first dean of women, Georgia Farmer, began her career at the university. Farmer worked to improve the female students' living conditions and promote their involvement in extracurricular activities.

2. In 1934, the Works Progress Administration announced its plans to build a municipal airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The project helped to provide jobs for unemployed Wisconsin residents during the Great Depression.

3. On September 8, 1963, the Green Bay Packers played their first game at the newly constructed Lambeau Field. The stadium would go on to become one of the most iconic venues in the NFL, hosting numerous playoff games and Super Bowls.

4. In 1972, Wisconsin's largest coordinated butterfly count took place on September 8 in the Kettle Moraine region. The National Audubon Society organized the event to help track butterfly populations and promote conservation efforts.

5. On September 8, 2003, the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched its groundbreaking stem cell research program. The initiative aimed to advance scientific knowledge and develop medical treatments using stem cells, which can be manipulated to become any type of cell in the body.
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