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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…

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. …

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…

1956 – 35th Million Vehicle Produced at GM Plant

On this date General Motor’s Chevrolet Division produced its 35th million vehicle, a gold 1957 Bel Air sport coupe, or "hardtop," at the Janesville plant. For photos and stories about…

1932 – Illegal Distillery Discovered in Janesville

On this date Rupert E. Fessenden, Rock County’s chief deputy, discovered the largest ever illegal liquor distillery in southern Wisconsin. The distillery was found on the old Frances Willard estate…

1864 – (Civil War) Battle of the Wilderness Ended

he fighting on May 5-7, 1864, produced nearly 30,000 casualties without giving either side a clear victory. The 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th Wisconsin Infantry regiments fought at the Battle…