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1818 - Cadwallader Colden Washburn Born

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1862 - (Civil War) Governor calls for more volunteers

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Gov. Edward Salomon called for more volunteers. Enough Wisconsin residents responded to make 14 additional regiments.



1903 - Van Hise Chosen UW President

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1926 - Charlotte Rae Born

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On this date film and TV actress Charlotte Rae (aka Charlotte Lubotsky) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rae is best known for her role as Mrs. Edna Garrett, the house mother on the TV sitcom



1948 - Boxer Dies in Milwaukee Bout

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On this date Jackie Darthard, an 18-year old middleweight, died of a brain hemorrhage in a Milwaukee hospital, 10 hours after being savagely beaten by Bart Lytell in a fight at the Auditorium. Lytell won the fight on a TKO in the 7th round. [Source:



1954 - Army-McCarthy Hearings Begin

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1970 - First Earth Day Celebrated

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1998 - Mining Moratorium Signed into Law

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On this date Governor Tommy Thompson signed the Mining Moratorium Bill into law. The law "prohibits DNR from issuing a metallic mining permit for the mining of a sulfide ore body until DNR determines that a mine has operated in a similar sulfide ore body in the United States or Canada for at least 10 years without polluting groundwater or surface water." Act 171 was largely passed and signed in response to public feelings against proposed actions of the Crandon mine. [Source:



2003 - Felice Bryant dies

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On this day, Nashville songwriter Felice Bryant died. Bryant, who was born in Milwaukee, wrote with her late husband, Boudleaux Bryant, "Bye Bye Love" and other Everly Brothers hits as well as the hand-clapping bluegrass standard "Rocky Top". Bryant and her husband wrote or co-wrote 800 recorded songs by more than 500 vocalists.  The Bryants were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1991 and inducted into the National Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986. [Source: