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1832 – Origin of Soldiers Grove

On this date in their pursuit of Black Hawk, about 1,300 U.S. army and militia, including , , and Albert Sidney Johnson, encamped in the area known as Pine Grove…

1996 – Shirley Abrahamson Becomes Supreme Court Chief Justice

On this date became the first woman to be named Supreme Court Chief Justice in Wisconsin. Abrahamson was appointed by in 1976. At that time, she was the only woman…

1928 – UW Athlete Wins at Olympics

On this date Charles McGinnis of the University of Wisconsin won a bronze medal at the Olympic games held in Amsterdam with a vault of 12 feet 11 1/2 inches.…

1893 – Ethwell "Eddy" Hanson Born

On this date Ethwell “Eddy” Hanson was born in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Hanson was a composer of popular songs and an organist in the early days of radio. He moved to…

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