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1865 – (Civil War) Confederacy President Jefferson Davis Captured

The 1st Wisconsin Cavalry was one of the first units sent to search for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee. A…

1950 – First Sporting Event Held at Milwaukee Arena

On this date, in the first sporting event at the new Milwaukee Arena, Rocky Graziano scored a fourth-round TKO over Vinnie Cidone in a middleweight fight that drew 12,813 fans. …

1950 – First Sporting Event Held at Milwaukee Arena

On this date, in the first sporting event at the new Milwaukee Arena, Rocky Graziano scored a fourth-round TKO over Vinnie Cidone in a middleweight fight that drew 12,813 fans. …

1864 – (Civil War) Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia

The Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, lasted from May 8-21, 1864, and pitted 100,000 Union troops against 52,000 Confederates. When the two weeks were over, about 11,000 Union soldiers had been…

1864 – (Civil War) Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia

The Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, lasted from May 8-21, 1864, and pitted 100,000 Union troops against 52,000 Confederates. When the two weeks were over, about 11,000 Union soldiers had been…

1822 – U.S. Congressman Ithamar Conkey Sloan Born

On this date, Ithamar Conkey Sloan, brother of Andrew Scott Sloan, was born in Morrisville, N.Y. He moved to Janesville, Wisconsin in 1854 where he practiced law. He served as…

1822 – U.S. Congressman Ithamar Conkey Sloan Born

On this date, Ithamar Conkey Sloan, brother of Andrew Scott Sloan, was born in Morrisville, N.Y. He moved to Janesville, Wisconsin in 1854 where he practiced law. He served as…

1891 – Arthur J. Altmeyer Born, ‘Father of Social Security’

On this date Arthur J. Altmeyer, the “father of social security,” was born in DePere. Altmeyer was one of the seminal figures of the . He was part of the…

1864 – (Civil War) Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia

The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge began in Whitfield County, Georgia, as part of the Atlanta Campaign. The 1st, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 26th Wisconsin Infantry regiments along with…

1856 – First European Family Arrives and Settles in Bayfield

On this date the first European family, the Hanleys, arrived and settled in the . They arrived in the schooner, "Algonquin," which was the first boat to visit the Bayfield…