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450 Million    A 650- to 700-foot meteorite crashed into the earth at speeds up to 67,500 mph. The impact dislodged rocks and created a massive hole in a 4-mile area called Rock Elm about 70 miles east of Minneapolis, Wisc.
    (AP, 4/26/04)

12kBCE    Southeast Wisconsin was free of ice by this time.
    (Arch, 7/02, p.54)

11.5k-10.2kBCE    A site near Kenosha, Wisc., indicates human butchery of wooly mammoths during this period.
    (Arch, 7/02, p.50)

c1000    Dan Arnold, an amateur archeologist, found Indian charcoal drawings in a cave near La Crosse in 1998 that dated back at least 1000 years. The site was not revealed to the public until 2000 to allow official documentation.
    (SFC, 11/21/00, p.A2)

1634        French explorer Jean Nicolet, looking for Cathay, traveled the western shores of Lake Michigan and landed on Wisconsin soil.
    (www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum/exhibits/framed/landfall.asp)(Econ, 6/27/09, p.38)

1799        Feb 9, The USS Constellation captured the French frigate Insurgente off the coast of Wisconsin.
    (HN, 2/9/97)

1814        Jul 18, The British captured Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
    (MC, 7/18/02)

1832        Aug 2, Some 1,300 Illinois militia under General Henry Atkinson massacred Sauk Indian men, women and children who were followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrendered three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
    (HN, 8/2/98)(MC, 8/2/02)

1835        Solomon Laurent Juneau, a fur trader, laid out the eastern part of Milwaukee and became the first president of the village in 1837. Juneau was born in Montreal and in 1818 settled on the site of Milwaukee and established a trading business. Juneau, who became a U.S.  citizen in 1831, was elected the city‘s first mayor in 1846.
    (HNQ, 2/6/00)

1836        Apr 20, The Territory of Wisconsin was established by Congress.
    (AP, 4/20/97)(HN, 4/20/98)

1836        Jul 4, The territorial government of Wisconsin was established.
    (IB, Internet, 12/7/98)

1848        May 29, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.
    (AP, 5/29/97)(HN, 5/29/98)

1853        Aug 21, Henry Wellcome (d.1936) was born in Wisconsin. In 1880 Henry went to London to join Silas Burroughs and set up a successful pharmaceutical firm called Burroughs, Wellcome & Co.
    (www.swan.ac.uk/egypt/infosheet/Wellcome.htm)

1854        Feb 28, Some 50 slavery opponents met in Ripon, Wis., to call for creation of a new political group, which became the Republican Party. [see Mar 20, Jul 6]
    (AP, 2/28/00)

1854        Mar 20, The Republican Party was founded when former members of the Whig political party met to establish a new political party that would oppose the spread of slavery into the western territories. [see Feb 28, Jul 6]
    (MC, 3/20/02)

1854        Jul 6, The Republican Party was officially organized in Jackson, Michigan. The Republican Party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, by a group of anti-slavery politicians at the Little White Schoolhouse. [see Feb 28, Mar 20]
    (Hem., 7/96, p.28)(HN, 7/6/98)

1855        Jun 14, Robert Marion "Fighting Bob" La Follette, reform movement leader, Governor of Wisconsin, U.S. Senator, Progressive Party presidential candidate, was born.
    (HN, 6/14/98)

1857        Thorstein Veblen (d.1929), political economist and social critic, was born in Wisconsin to Norwegian immigrants.
    (WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R20)(SFEC, 7/11/99, BR p.4)

1858        Feb 8, A record brawl in the US House of Representatives erupted over the issue of slavery. Wisconsin Congressman John F. Potter pulled a wig off a Mississippi congressman and declared “I’ve scalped him.”
    (WSJ, 6/13/06, p.D6)(www.wisconsinhistory.org/odd/archives/001067.asp)

1867        Oct 11, Carlos Glidden and Samuel Soule applied for a patent on their new direct action typewriter. Christopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890), Carlos Glidden (1834-1877) and Samuel Soule had invented the typewriter in the 1860s. Charles E. Weller coined the phrase "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party" to check out the first typewriter built in Milwaukee.
    (ON, 12/10, p.7)(SFC, 1/29/97, Z1 p.2)(SFEC, 3/22/98, Z1 p.8)

1867        Jacob Leinenkugel, an immigrant from Bavaria, founded Leinenkugel Beer to supply the lumberjack community of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In 1988 the family business agreed to be acquired by the Miller Brewing Co.
    (WSJ, 9/27/08, p.A16)(http://tinyurl.com/4epavl)

1868         Apr 19, Paul P. Harris, founder of the Rotary Club, was born in Racine, Wisconsin.
    (www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/History/paulharris/Pages/Timeline.aspx)

1871        Oct 8-14, In Peshtigo, Wisc., some 1,500 people were killed in the nation’s worst forest fire, which burned across six counties and into Michigan. Fires also broke out in the Michigan communities of Holland, Manistee and Port Huron.
    (WSJ, 9/13/01, p.B11)(WSJ, 8/4/04, p.B1)(SSFC, 9/4/05, p.A7)(AP, 10/8/08)

1871        P.T. Barnum (Phineas Taylor Barnum,1810-1891), US showman, founded "The Greatest Show On Earth" in Delavan, Wis. He presented General Tom Thumb and Jenny Lind (1820-1870), "The Swedish Nightingale," to the public. He also introduced 3 rings to the circus.
    (WUD, 1994, p.121)(WSJ, 1/7/97, p.A19)(WUD, 1994, p.832)(AP, 6/10/07)

1873        The Racine Silver Plate Co. was founded.
    (SFC,11/26/97, Z1 p.7)

1877        Joseph S. Hartmann opened a luggage business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Hartmann family ran the business until 1955. In 1959 the company moved to Lebanon, Tennessee and was later taken over by Clarion Capital Partners.
    (SFC, 1/2/08, p.G3)

1878        Jul 9, H.V. Kaltenborn, newscaster (Who Said That?), was born in Milwaukee, Wisc.
    (MC, 7/9/02)

1878        Harry Houdini (1874-1926), magician and escape artist born as Erik Weisz (Ehrich Weiss) in Budapest, arrived in Appleton, Wisconsin, where his father became town rabbi.
    (WSJ, 3/25/04, p.A1)

1880        Mar 23, John Stevens of Neenah, Wis., patented the grain crushing mill. This mill allowed flour production to increase by 70 percent.
    (HN, 3/23/98)

1881        Jul 8, Edward Berner of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, created the Sundae.
    (MC, 7/8/02)

1881        George B. Mattoon founded his Mattoon Manufacturing Co. in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. From 1904 to the 1950s the company manufactured upscale furniture. The name of the company was changed to Northern Furniture following Mattoon’s death (1916), when the Reiss family took over and re-named it R-Way Furniture. The Northern Furniture brand name continued.
    (SFC, 10/4/06, p.G2)

1882        The factory of the Racine Silver Plate Co. burned down. It was re-opened a year later in Rockford, Ill.
    (SFC,11/26/97, Z1 p.7)

1883        Jan 10, Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killed 71. General Tom Thumb of P.T. Barnum fame escaped unhurt.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1883        Jun 11, Frank O. King, "Gasoline Alley" cartoonist, was born in Cashton, Wisc.
    (SC, 6/11/02)

1887        Nov. 15, Georgia O'Keefe (d.1986), American painter,  was born in Wisconsin.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1002)(HFA, '96, p.42)(SFC, 7/16/97, p.E3)

1890-1900    Black River Falls was plagued by a series of suicides, murders, financial ruin and bizarre eruptions of violence. These events were described in the 1973 book “Wisconsin Death Trip” by Michael Lesy. In 2000 a documentary film was completed based on the book and this period.
    (SFC, 1/2/02, p.D1)

1892        Kiel Manufacturing Co. was founded in Kiel, Wis. The name was changed to Kiel Furniture in 1907. In 1935 a manager bought the company and changed the name to A.A. Laun Furniture Co. and continued operations.
    (SFC, 7/6/05, p.G3)

1894        Sep, A major fire in Wisconsin burned several million acres.
    (SFC, 10/30/03, p.A15)

1895        In Wisconsin Frank Grove, James Clark, J. Howard Jenkins and George Jones co-founded OshKosh B’Gosh.
    (SSFC, 8/20/06, p.M4)

1900        Jun 11, Belle Boyd (b.1844), former Confederate spy, died in Wisconsin. Her 1865 autobiography was titled “Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison.” In 1944 Louis Sigaud authored “Belle Boyd: Confederate Spy.”
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Boyd)(http://tinyurl.com/27holn6)(ON, 4/10, p.3)

1901        Jan 28, Byron Bancroft Johnson announced that the American League would play the 1901 baseball season as a major league and would not renew its membership in the National Agreement. The new league would include Baltimore and Washington, DC, recently abandoned by the National League. The league would also invade 4 cities where National League teams existed: Boston, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia. The 8 charter teams included: the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Americans, Chicago White Stockings, Cleveland Blues, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Athletics, and Washington Senators.
    (ON, 6/09, p.11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_League)

1901        After the 1901 baseball season the Milwaukee Brewers were moved to St. Louis, Mo.
    (ON, 6/09, p.11)

1903        Aug 14, John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros), was born in Baraboo, Wisc.
    (MC, 8/14/02)

1903        William Harley and the 3 Davidson brothers: Arthur (20), Walter and William (21), started out in a Milwaukee basement to produce their first motorized bike. In 1999 Brock Yates published "Outlaw Machine: Harley-Davidson and the Search for the American Soul."
    (WSJ, 5/28/99, p.W6)(NW, 7/22/02, p.60)

1904        Feb 16, George Keenan, U.S. diplomat, was born in Milwaukee. He became a historian and proposed the policy of “containment” for dealing with the Soviet Union.
    (HN, 2/16/99)

1905        Sep 25, Red Smith, sportscaster and columnist, was born in Green Bay Wisc.
    (MC, 9/25/01)

1907        Oct 11, The freighter Cyprus foundered during a storm on Lake Superior, while on its second voyage hauling iron ore from Superior, Wis., to Buffalo, NY. All but one of the Cyprus' 23 crew members died. The 420-foot shipwreck was found in 2007, 8 miles north of Deer Park, Mich., where a single survivor had reached shore. The ship was built in Lorain, Ohio, and launched on Aug. 17, 1907.
    (AP, 9/10/07)

1908        Mar 13, Walter Annenberg (d.2002), publisher (Triangle-TV Guide), Ambassador to GB, was born in Milwaukee, the 6th of 9 children.
    (SFC, 10/2/02, p.A2)(AP, 3/13/08)

1908        May 31, Actor Don Ameche was born in Kenosha, Wis.
    (AP, 5/31/08)

1908        Nov 14, Senator Joseph McCarthy, anti-Communist Senator from Wisconsin who gave the name “McCarthyism” to his communist witch-hunts, was born. In 1999 William F. Buckley Jr. published "The Redhunter," a historical novel about Joe McCarthy.
    (HN, 11/14/98)(WSJ, 7/22/99, p.A24)

1908        Dec 29, A patent was granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake in Clintonville, Wisc.
    (MC, 12/29/01)

1911        Jul 31, George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), was born in Menasha, Wisc.
    (MC, 7/31/02)

1912        Oct 14, Theodore Roosevelt, former president and the Bull Moose Party candidate, was shot at close range by anarchist William Schrenk while greeting the public in front of the Hotel Gilpatrick in Milwaukee while campaigning for the presidency. He was saved by the papers in his breast pocket and still managed to give a 90 minute address in Milwaukee after requesting his audience to be quiet because “there is a bullet in my body.” Schrenk was captured and uttered the now famous words  "any man looking for a third term ought to be shot."
    (WSJ, 8/5/96, p.A10)(AP, 10/14/97)(WSJ, 8/5/96, p.A10)(HN, 10/14/98)(MC, 10/14/01)

1912        Nov 4, Arizona and Kansas granted women the right to vote. Wisconsin voted against suffrage for women.
    (HN, 11/5/98)(http://library.wisc.edu/etext/WIReader/WER0124-12.html)

1914        Aug 15, Mamah Borthwick Cheney, the mistress of Frank Lloyd Wright, was axed to death along with her 2 children and 4 others by a crazed servant at Wright’s rural Taliesin home. Wright restored the house, which was set aflame in the rampage. The house was ravaged by fire again in 1925 and again restored by Wright.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, DB p.48)(Econ, 3/5/11, p.92)(http://tinyurl.com/4w943ss)

1915        May 6, Orson Welles (d.1985), actor, director, and writer, was born in Kenosha, Wisc. He is famous for his movie Citizen Kane (1941).
    (HN, 5/6/99)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles)

1916        The Four Wheel Drive Auto Co. of Clintonville, Wis., got a boost from WW I demand for its trucks.
    (WSJ, 9/16/05, p.W12)

1918        Oct 12, A forest fire in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin killed about 800. [see Oct 13]
    (MC, 10/12/01)

1918        Oct 13-15, A forest fire killed some 1,000 people in Minnesota and Wisconsin. [see Oct 12]
    (WSJ, 9/13/01, p.B11)

1919        May 16, Liberace (d.1987), pianist, was born in a Milwaukee suburb as Wladziu Valentino Liberace. At 17 he debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He later averaged an income of $5 million for over 35 years.
    (SSFM, 4/29/01, p.22)

1919        Jun 10, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th amendment granting national suffrage to women.
    (www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-032/)

1919        The first owner of the Green Bay Packers, Indian Packing Company, paid an unofficial purchase price of $500 to supply Curly Lambeau with uniforms and equipment. In turn, Lambeau and team manager George Calhoun called the club "Packers."
    (www.packers.com)

1921        Aug 27, J.E. Clair of Acme Packing Co. of Green Bay was granted an NFL franchise.
    (MC, 8/27/02)

1921        Oct 23, Green Bay Packers played their 1st NFL game. They won 7-6 over Minneapolis.
    (MC, 10/23/01)

1922        Aug 21, Curly Lambeau and Green Bay Football Club were granted an NFL franchise.
    (SC, 8/21/02)

1923        The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum in Milwaukee was designed in the style of a 16th century Italian villa.
    (SSFC, 4/3/05, p.E11)

1924        Oct 1, William Rehnquist was born in Milwaukee. He served as Supreme Court Justice (1972-86) and US Chief Justice  (1987- ).
    (USAT, 1/7/99, p.2A)(MC, 10/1/01)

1927        Nov 22, 1st snowmobile patent was granted to Carl Eliason in Sayner, Wisc.
    (MC, 11/22/01)

1927        John Hammes (1895-1953), a Wisconsin architect, invented the sink-connected garbage disposal. In 1938 he started the InSinkErator company, which later became a part of Emerson Electric Corp.
    (WSJ, 2/26/08, p.B1)(http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_gx5202/is_1995/ai_n19122482)

1928        Frank Lloyd Wright announced that he would establish his own school of architecture. He took in 60 students for $300 in tuition plus voluntary labor at his Taliesin homestead in Spring Green, Wisconsin. In 2006 Roger Friedland authored “The Fellowship,” an account of Wright and his students.
    (WSJ, 8/25/06, p.W5)

1929        Keil Furniture of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, advertised a radio table with an Atwater Kent screen-grid radio for $179.
    (SFC, 2/13/08, p.G8)

1930s    The Depression era "Eau Claire" system set milk prices according to the distance from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to ensure that every region of the country maintained a local supply of fresh milk.
    (SFC, 11/17/99, p.A12)

1932        Jan, Wisconsin became the first state to provide unemployment benefits.
    (http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/ui/ucb3006.pdf)(Econ, 2/26/11, p.31)

1933        A Wisconsin milk strike began as a series of strikes conducted by a cooperative group of dairy farmers in an attempt to raise the price of milk paid to producers during the Great Depression. Three main strike periods occurred in 100933, with length of time and level of violence increased during each one.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933_Wisconsin_milk_strike)

1934        A postcard of a man in bikini shorts inspired a Wisconsin-based Cooper’s Inc. designer to invent Jockey Shorts, the first pair of briefs.
    (SSFC, 11/29/09, p.N6)

1935        Jan 26, Bob Uecker, catcher, actor, was born in Milwaukee, Wisc.
    (MC, 1/26/02)

1935        Feb 2, A lie detector was 1st used in court at Portage, Wisc.
    (MC, 2/2/02)

1935        Jun 11, Gene Wilder, actor (Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak), was born in Milwaukee.
    (SC, 6/11/02)

1937        John Steuart Curry, American painter, began his work “Wisconsin Landscape,” and completed it in 1938.
    (SFC, 6/13/98, p.E1)

1938        Jul 21, Les Aspin, (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93), Minister of Defense (1993-94), was born.
    (MC, 7/21/02)

1939        Jan 19, Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin set a chicken-plucking record of 4.4 sec.
    (MC, 1/19/02)

1940        Nov 17, The Green Bay Packers became the 1st NFL team to travel by plane.
    (MC, 11/17/01)

1942        Dec, Dr. Ira Baldwin (1896-1999), plant bacteriologist at the Univ. of Wisconsin, was selected to head US biological warfare.
    (AH, 6/03, p.46)

1948        Two Milwaukee lawyers founded Manpower after they failed to find extra administrative help for an urgent legal brief. By 2009 the company had over 4,000 offices in 82 countries.
    (Econ, 1/6/07, p.57)(Econ, 12/12/09, p.74)

1950        Mar 11, Jerry Zucker, film director and TV producer, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0958387/)

1950s-60s    Harry Harlow (1905-1981) conducted psychology experiments on baby rhesus monkeys at the Univ. of Wisconsin. In 2003 Deborah Blum authored “Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection.”
    (NYTBR, 2/2/03, p.19)

1951        Jul 4, The "Capital Times" in Madison, Wisconsin, reported that one of its reporters was turned down by 99 out of 100 people he asked to sign a petition made up of quotations from the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Many said the petition was subversive.
    (IB, Internet, 12/7/98)

1953        Mar 18, The Braves baseball team announced that they were moving from Boston to Milwaukee.
    (HN, 3/18/98)

1954        Mar 11, The U.S. Army charged that Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy and his subcommittee's chief counsel, Roy Cohn, had exerted pressure to obtain favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former consultant to the subcommittee.
    (AP, 3/11/98)

1954                Dec 2, The US Senate voted 67-22 to censure Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute." This followed the McCarthy investigation of the Army. Roy Cohn was McCarthy’s aide and Joseph Welch was the attorney for the army. Army general counsel John G. Adams (d.2003) later authored "Without Precedent: The story of the Death of McCarthyism." In 1999 Arthur Herman published "Joseph McCarthy," a reexamination of McCarthy's accusations.
             (NYT, 12/3/54, p.1)(WSJ, 8/5/96, p.A10)(AP, 12/2/97)(WSJ, 12/6/99, p.A32)(SFC, 6/28/03, p.A1)

1954        US Congress voted to withdraw support to Wisconsin Indians guaranteed in 1854. The Menomonee (people of the wild rice) Chiefs Oshkosh and Keshena met with federal Indian agents in Keshena Falls, Wisconsin, in 1854 and agreed to retain only 275,000 acres from their original 9 1/2 million acres. As part of the settlement the chiefs and their followers were promised eternal government protection.
    (NG, Aug., 1974, p.235)

1955        The Old Milwaukee brand was first brewered by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company of Wisconsin. It was the first beer brand launched exclusively as a “popular” beer.
    (www.oldmilwaukee.com/ourbeer_main.htm)(http://tinyurl.com/rvxp4)

1955        The Hearst Corp. acquired WISN-TV, Milwaukee.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A9)

1957        May 2, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (48), the controversial Republican from Wisconsin, died at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. McCarthy drank himself to death.
    (AP, 5/2/97)(WSJ, 2/9/00, p.A26)

1957        Oct 10, The Milwaukee Braves won the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees in Game 7, 5-0.
    (AP, 10/10/07)

1957        William Proxmire (1915-2005), Wisconsin Democrat, won a special election to fill the seat of US Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. Proxmire served until 1989.
    (SFC, 12/16/05, p.A4)

1957        All 30,000 high school graduating students were given questionnaires with questions on family background, and educational and occupational aspirations. Dr. William H. Sewell found them in the early 1960s and used them with colleagues for the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.
    (SFC, 7/14/01, p.C2)

1957-1974    Edward Gein, a handyman in Plainfield, Wis., liked to dig up fresh graves, cut the skin off corpses, wear the skin on his own body and dance in the moonlight. He was picked up in this year and evidence showed that he’d been  collecting body parts for years.  He had skulls on bedposts, a human heart in a saucepan, and a lady out in his barn dressed like a deer. The 1974 film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” was based on his story. It starred Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface and was directed by Tobe Hooper and was first shown in San Francisco. The film was narrated by John Larroquette.
    (SFC, 5/18/96, p.E-4)(WSJ, 10/31/97, p.A1)

1959        Sep 27, Beth Heiden, 3000m speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1980), was born in Madison, Wisc.
    (MC, 9/27/01)

1959        Wisconsin became the 1st US state to enact a comprehensive collective bargaining law.
    (SFC, 2/17/11, p.A8)

1962        Gaylord Nelson (1916-2005), defeated Republican Sen. Alexander Wiley to win his 1st term as US Senator form Wisconsin. Nelson was defeated in 1980.
    (SFC, 7/4/05, p.A2)

1962        Kohl’s discount department store was founded in Wisconsin. The company went public in 1992 and by 2009 it counted 1,059 stores nationwide, including 121 in California.
    (SFC, 8/5/09, p.C1)

1962        Edwin Traisman (1915-2007), food researcher for McDonald’s, patented a method for preparing frozen French fried potatoes. In 1968 his associate Ken Strong patented a method for quick frying cut potatoes before freezing along with a short steam blanch to preserve sugars and other flavors. Traisman was instrumental in the development of Cheese Whiz for Kraft Foods and had bought the first McDonald’s franchise in Madison, Wis., in the late 1950s.
    (SFC, 6/9/07, p.B6)

1964        Jan 22, World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) was manufactured in Wisconsin.
    (MC, 1/22/02)

1964        Mammoth bones were discovered at the Schaefer farm near Kenosha, Wisc. Butcher marks indicated human activity. Other bones were found as early as 1935.
    (Arch, 7/02, p.51)

1967        Jan 15, The first Super Bowl was played as the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-10 in Los Angeles. The matchup was officially called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.
    (WSJ, 1/28/97, p.A16)(AP, 1/15/98)

1967        Jul 30, There was a race riot in Milwaukee and 4 people were killed.
    (MC, 7/30/02)

1967        Oct 18, A protest in Madison, Wisc., against recruiting by Dow Chemical, the maker of napalm and Agent Orange, turned violent. In 2003 David Maraniss authored "They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America." It centered on an Oct 17 battle in Vietnam and the Wisconsin protest.
    (Econ, 11/22/03, p.82)(SSFC, 12/28/03, p.M3)

1967        Dec 10, Singer Otis Redding (26) and 6 others died in the crash of his private plane in Lake Monona, Wisconsin. He had recently recorded “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” which became a big hit in 1968.
    (SFC, 4/25/06, p.B5)(AP, 12/10/07)

1967-1968    Dr. William H. Sewell (d.2001 at 91), sociologist, served as the chancellor of the Univ. of Wisconsin.
    (SFC, 7/14/01, p.C2)

1968        Jan 14, The Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi, after winning its third consecutive NFL championship, won the 2nd Super Bowl Football game over the Oakland Raiders. This was Lombardi's last game as coach of the Packers. The game drew the first $3 million gate in football history. In 1999 David Maraniss authored "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi."
    (WSJ, 1/28/97, p.A16)(SFEC, 1/9/00, BR p.5)(Superbowl.com)

1968        Jan 28, Vince Lombardi resigned as coach of Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers, two weeks after winning Super Bowl II. He remained as general manager. On Feb 1 Phil Bengtson was named coach of the Packers.
    (www.packers.com/history/chronology/)(www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1961-1970)

1968        Apr 2, Senator Eugene McCarthy won the Democratic primaries in Wisconsin. In 2004 Dominic Sandbrook authored "Eugene McCarthy: The Rise and Fall of Postwar American Liberalism."
    (http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/06/15_newsroom_mccarthytimeline/)(SSFC, 4/11/04, p.M6)

1968        In Grand Chute, Wis., a night watchman was killed during a robbery at a car dealership. In 2005 police in Appleton, Wis., arrested Robert Mitchell (75) for the murder.
    (SFC, 11/19/05, p.A3)

1970        Apr 22, The first Earth Day and Earth Week was celebrated and millions protested pollution on Earth and their concern for the environment. The event was organized by a 33-member committee in Philadelphia. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson suggested Earth Day as a means to focus national attention on ecological issues. Gaylord selected Pete McCloskey as co-chairman. Organizers later identified 12 anti-environment members of the US House and Senate, 7 of whom soon lost their seats.
    (AP, 4/22/97)(WSJ, 5/12/99, p.A23)(SSFC, 4/18/04, p.E3)(http://www.nelsonearthday.net/)

1970        Jun 2, Har Gobind Khorana (1922-1993), Indian-American chemist at the Univ. of Wisconsin, announced the synthesis of the 1st artificial gene.
    (www.super70s.com/Super70s/Timeline/1970/)(www.answers.com/topic/har-gobind-khorana)

1970        Aug 24, A bomb planted by anti-war extremists exploded at the University of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison, killing 33-year-old researcher Robert Fassnacht. On Sep 2 the FBI began a nationwide hunt for Dwight Armstrong (19), Karleton Armstrong (22), David S. Fine (18), and Leo F. Burt (22). Dwight Armstrong (1951-2010), the last to be caught, was arrested in Toronto in April, 1977.
    (AP, 8/24/97)(SSFC, 6/27/10, p.C9)

1970        Sep 3, Vince Lombardi (57), one of Fordham University‘s stalwart linemen known as the "Seven Blocks of Granite" during his college days, succumbed to cancer in Washington, D.C. He had recently coached the Washington Redskins to their first winning season in 14 years. Lombardi had previously coached the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships and victories in the first two Super Bowls. He went to the Washington Redskins in 1969 as head coach, general manager, and part owner. The team wound up with a 7-5-2 record for the season. In 1999 David Maraniss authored "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi."
    (AP, 9/3/97)(WSJ, 10/7/99, p.A28)

1970        Dec 31, Lorine Niedecker (b.1903), died. She was a Wisconsin-born objectivist-influenced poet.
    (SFEC, 4/23/00, BR p.6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorine_Niedecker)

1970        George L. Mosse (1918-1999), a Univ. of Wisconsin historian, published "Germans and Jews: The Right, the Left, and the Search for a 'Third Force' in Pre-Nazi Germany."
    (SFEC, 1/31/99, p.D8)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mosse)

1970        The Seattle Pilots baseball team after one season moved to Milwaukee and became the Brewers.
    (WSJ, 4/7/99, p.B1)

1972        May 13,  Milwaukee Brewers beat Minn. Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings. The game had started the evening of May 12.
    (www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIN/MIN197205120.shtml)

1975        Mar, US Sen. William Proxmire (1915-2005), Wisconsin Democrat, started his monthly Golden Fleece Awards to highlight examples of government waste. The 1st award went to the National Science Foundation for squandering $84,000 to try to find out why people fall in love.
    (SFC, 12/16/05, p.A4)(www.taxpayer.net/awards/goldenfleece/1975-1980.htm)

1976        Dec 1, Konerak Sinthasomphone, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim, was born in Milwaukee, Wisc.
    (MC, 12/1/01)

1978        William Steiger, congressman from Wisconsin, led a drive to reduce the capital gains tax rate from nearly 50% to 28%. In 1999 this was credited by Brian S. Wesbury in "The New Era of Wealth" as one of the factors that contributed to the economic boom of the 1990s.
    (WSJ, 12/22/99, p.A16)

1979        Aug 14, In northern Wisconsin Rob Pfiel (27) was killed by a shotgun blast to the back of his head. 2 months earlier Rusk County sheriff’s deputies killed his 3 dogs because they had gotten loose. Rusk County DA Robert Rogers (d.1984), his wife Cherie Barnard, and 3 brothers were later accused of plotting to kill Pfiel, who had threatened to get even. In 2005 police arrested 2 of the Rogers’ brothers for Pfiel’s murder as well as Barnard.
    (SFC, 8/4/05, p.B1)(SFC, 10/17/05, p.A1)

1979        Sep 16, In Wisconsin the Madison Press Connection published a detailed explanation of how to build a hydrogen bomb in an article written by Charles Hansen (1947-2003) of Mountain View, Ca. In 1988 Hansen published "U.S. Nuclear Weapons: The Secret History."
    (SFC, 9/17/04, p.F4)(http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/News/HansenRetrospective.html)

1979        Dec 26, Robert Ben Madison (14) founded the virtual Kingdom of Talossa in his Milwaukee, Wisc., bedroom and migrated it to the Internet in 1996.
    (Econ, 12/24/05, p.85)(www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.03/kingdoms_pr.html)

1980        Mar 11, Marilyn McIntyre (18) was beaten stabbed and strangled to death at her home in Columbus, Wis. In 2009 Curtis Forbes, a friend of her husband, was charged with 1st degree murder based on DNA evidence.
    (SFC, 3/31/09, p.A6)(www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/11251061.html)

1981        Jan 18, Wendy O. Williams (1949-1998), lead singer for the punk band the Plasmatics, was arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity.
    (http://tinyurl.com/3dsq4g)

1981        The Univ. of Wisconsin began a multivolume History of Cartography. In 2004 editor David A. Woodward, British-born geographer, died at age 61.
    (SFC, 9/1/04, p.B7)

1982        Jun 10, The Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company and the Old Milwaukee brand was acquired by Stroh Brewing Company of Detroit. The Old Milwaukee brand was first brewered by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company.
    (http://tinyurl.com/rvxp4)

1983        Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (b.1910), commercial bakery worker, died In Milwaukee, Wis. He was also a prolific artist but never exhibited any of his work.
    (NYT, 10/8/04, p.B35)

1985        Mar 1, Herb Kohl (b.1935), Milwaukee businessman and later US Senator (1988), purchased the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team.
    (www.nba.com/bucks/history/history.html)

1985        Sep 6, All 31 people aboard a Midwest Express Airlines DC-9 were killed when the Atlanta-bound jetliner crashed just after takeoff from Milwaukee's Mitchell Field.
    (WSJ, 6/14/96, p.A15)(AP, 9/6/05)

1985        Pleasant Rowland, a textbook publishing executive, founded The American Girl company in Madison, Wis. The company started with 3 dolls, each one set in a specific moment in American history. Mattel bought the company for $700 million in 1998.
    (WSJ, 12/30/06, p.A1)

1988        Apr 5 Gov. Michael S. Dukakis won a solid victory in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary while, on the Republican side, Vice President George Bush overwhelmed his opposition.
    (AP, 5/5/97)

1988        The Bradley Center in Milwaukee, home to the NBA Bucks, indoor soccer, minor league hockey and Marquette Univ. basketball, was completed for $90 million.
    (SFC, 5/21/01, p.A3)

1989        May 29, The first Weedstock Festival, a pro-marijuana event, was held on Memorial Day in Wisconsin. Steve Wessing worked the event as a stage manager.
    (SFC, 5/27/97, p.A12)(www.facebook.com/groups/460746184020328/)

1991        Mar 30, In Milwaukee, Wisc., serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer killed and dismembered Konerak Sinthasomphone (b.1976).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Dahmer)

1991        Jul 22, Police in Milwaukee arrested serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer. He was murdered while in prison in 1994.
    (AP, 7/22/97)(SFC, 5/29/96, A4)

1991        Wisconsin introduced wild turkeys in Marathon County and sold licenses to hunt them. The birds took a taste to the local ginseng crops and wrought havoc. In the early 1900s 4 Fromm brothers had begun cultivating Ginseng in Wisconsin and it became much appreciated by Chinese users. In the 1990s Canada, having acquired Wisconsin ginseng seeds, began competing and sold seeds to China causing ginseng prices to plummet to about $15 per pound.
    (WSJ, 3/8/06, p.A1)

1992        Feb 17, Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison. He was beaten to death in prison in November 1994.
    (AP, 2/17/98)

1992        After hearing about his cutting-edge research on the brain and emotions through mutual friends, the Dalai Lama invited Richard Davidson, a University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist, to his home in India to pose a question: Scientists often study depression, anxiety and fear, but why not devote your work to the causes of positive human qualities like happiness and compassion? In 2010 the Dalai Lama marked the opening of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the university's Waisman Center.
    (AP, 5/14/10)

c1992         The Russian city of Dubna began a sister-city relationship with La Crosse, Wisconsin.
    (SFC, 12/31/00, p.B5)

1993        Mar, Drinking water in Milwaukee became contaminated with the cryptosporidium bacterium and more than 100 people died and some 400,000 got sick.
    (SFC, 6/26/96, p.A6)(SFC, 6/24/98, Z1 p.5)(SFC, 8/1/98, p.A11)

1893        Pickard China was established in Edgerton, Wisconsin, by Wilder Austin Pickard, and moved to Chicago in 1897. For some forty years the Pickard China Studio, as the firm was then known, was a decorating company specializing in hand painted art pieces, dessert and tea sets.
    (www.pickardchina.com/About_us.htm)

1994        Nov 28, Jeffrey Dahmer (b. May 21, 1960), a serial killer who sexually abused, tortured, and cannibalized murder victims during the 1980's, was clubbed to death in prison by a fellow inmate while cleaning a prison toilet. He was serving several life terms for the killing of 17 young men and boys over a 13-year rampage of necrophilia and dismemberment.
    (SFC, 5/29/96, A4)(AP, 11/28/97)(DT internet 11/28/97)

1995        Aug 3, Gov. Tommy Thompson announced an end to welfare offices in the state at the site of a new jobs center in Racine.
    (SFC, 9/1/97, p.A3)

1997        May 26, In Ferryville the 8th annual Weedstock Festival, a pro-marijuana event, had 3,500 people with 60 arrests.
    (SFC, 5/27/97, p.A3)

1997        Dec 19, In Milwaukee a postal clerk, Anthony J. De Culit, shot and killed his supervisor, a co-worker and wounded another and then killed himself.
    (SFC,12/20/97, p.A3)

1998        Apr 19, In Madison Salim Amara doused a fellow passenger on a city bus with gasoline and ignited a fire burning himself and others severely.
    (SFC, 4/21/98, p.A9)

1998        May 14, Abortion clinics across the state closed as a sweeping ban against “partial birth” abortions went into effect following last month’s bill signed by Gov. Tommy Thompson.
    (SFC, 5/15/98, p.A3)

1998        May 20, Abortion clinics resumed first-trimester abortions after being assured that the new state law did not impact the first trimester operations.
    (SFC, 5/21/98, p.A6)

1998        Jun 10, The Wisconsin Supreme court ruled that taxpayer could be used to send poor children to private religious schools.
    (SFC, 6/11/98, p.A3)

1998        Sep 23, In Milwaukee Sammy Sosa hit homers 64 and 65 against the Brewers.
    (SFC, 9/24/98, p.A18)

1998        Nov 6, Scientists reported the successful culture of human stem cells in research financed by Geron Corp. James Thomson of the Univ. of Wisconsin first isolated stem cells from human embryos. Science published this research in an article titled "Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Derived from Human Blastocysts."
    (SFC, 11/6/98, p.A1,A18)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Thomson_%28cell_biologist%29) (Econ, 1/28/12, p.77)

1998        Nov 10, A heavy snow storm hit the northern Midwest. Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas suffered loss of power, heavy snow and violent winds.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.A3)

1998        Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat, was elected as the 1st openly gay woman in Congress.
    (SFC, 6/23/00, p.A26)

1998        Dr. James Thomson, Univ. of Wisconsin research biologist, announced that he had successfully grown human embryonic stem cells in a privately funded research lab.
    (WSJ, 8/23/01, p.A18)

1998        Rev. Lawrence Murphy (d.1998), who had worked at the former St. John's School for the Deaf in St. Francis, Wisconsin (1950-1975), died. In July 1996, Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland sent a letter to the Vatican seeking advice on how to proceed with charges of sexual molestation by Murphy on as many as 200 deaf students. Cardinal Ratzinger, who led the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 until 2005, when he was elected pope, did not respond. The case was made public in 2010.
    (AP, 3/25/10)

1999        Mar 25, Six people were killed and 8 injured when a speeding van loaded with young salespeople rolled over near Janesville. Jeremy Holmes (20), the driver, was later sentenced to 7 years in prison.
    (SFC, 3/26/99, p.A4)(SFC, 6/12/99, p.A2)

1999        Wisconsin dairy farmers began a cow-sharing program in order to send owners unpasteurized milk. Sale of unpastuerized milk was illegal in Wisconsin and 21 other states.
    (WSJ, 9/11/03, p.A1)

2000        Jan 1, In the Rose Bowl Wisconsin beat Stanford 17-9.
    (SFEC, 1/2/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 6, Many state rebate checks, sent as a postcard from Gov. Tommy Thompson as part of a relief package in the 1999-2001 budget, were mistaken by recipients as junk mail and discarded.
    (SFC, 1/7/00, p.A3)

2000        Jul 28, Brianna Kriefall (3) of South Milwaukee died from E. coli poisoning. 21 people were reported sickened from E. coli after eating at a Sizzler restaurant.
    (SFC, 7/29/00, p.A5)

2000        Nov 7, Wisconsin voters supported Al Gore by a margin of some 5,700 votes.
    (Econ, 7/24/04, p.30)(Econ, 9/13/08, p.39)

2000        Dec 1, Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist (51) announced that he had had a 5-year affair with staff aid, Marilyn Figueroa (41).
    (SFC, 12/27/00, p.A3)

2001        Apr, Part of the new $121 million extension of the Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, opened. The rest of the Quadracci Pavilion was set to open in September.
    (WSJ, 2/14/00, p.B12)(SSFC, 4/3/05, p.E11)

2001        Jun 19, A tornado struck in Siren and 3 people were killed.
    (SFC, 6/20/01, p.A5)

2001        Sep 5, The new Kenosha Public Museum opened.
    (Arch, 7/02, p.54)

2001        Sep 6, Scott Stoll (38) and Dennis Snader (36) set off from San Francisco on a bicycle journey that aimed to cover 24,901.55 miles, equal to the circumference of the Earth. After 3+ years Stoll completed 25,752 miles across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Stoll ended his adventure on the southern tip of South Africa on October 24, 2004. The Milwaukee native returned to Waukesha where he grew up and his parents still live.
    (SSFC, 2/26/06, p.F3)(www.theargonauts.com)

2001        Tommy Thompson joined the Bush administration as Sec. for Health and Human Services. Scott McCallum served as governor.
    (WSJ, 8/23/01, p.A18)

2001        Wisconsin hunters killed 446,000 deer and generated over $1 billion in economic activity. Brain tests of white-tailed deer showed that about 3% were infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD).
    (WSJ, 5/24/02, p.A1)

2002        Feb 24, Leo Ornstein (b.1893), Russian-born Futurist composer, died in Green Bay, Wisc. In 1918 Frederick H. Martens authored “Leo Ornstein: The Man, His Ideas, His Work.” In 1990 Ornstein composed his last work: the Eighth Piano Sonata.
    (SFC, 3/8/02, p.A31)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Ornstein)

2002        Mar 26, In Ixonia a bus carrying residents of a retirement home collided with a delivery van on Hwy 16 and 4 people were killed.
    (SFC, 3/27/02, p.A5)

2002        May 24, Pope John Paul accepted the resignation of Rembert Weakland (75), archbishop of Milwaukee. Weakland admitted to a $450,000 settlement in 1998 to Paul Marcoux (53) for an alleged sexual assault in 1979.
    (SFC, 5/25/02, p.A3)

2002        Jul 9, To the boos of disappointed fans, the All-Star game in Milwaukee finished in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings when both teams ran out of pitchers.
    (AP, 7/9/03)

2002        Jul 15, A Canadian National freight train derailed and caught fire near Allenton, Wisc., and 34 of 107 cars jumped the tracks.
    (SFC, 7/16/02, p.A4)

2002        Sep 2, In Ladysmith a tornado injured 43 and cut a swath 14 blocks long by 4 wide.
    (WSJ, 9/4/02, p.A1)

2002        Sep 29, In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Charlie Young Jr. (36) was beaten to death by a mob of youths after he punched and knocked out the tooth of a 14-year-old who hit him with an egg.
    (ADN, 10/8/02, p.A4)

2002        Oct 11, In Wisconsin 10 people were killed in a crash on I-43 that involved over 2 dozen vehicles north of Milwaukee.
    (SFC, 10/12/02, p.A4)

2003        Jan 6, Jim Doyle was sworn in as Wisconsin’s 44th governor.
    (www.wisgov.state.wi.us)

2003        Aug 30, Harley-Davidson celebrated its 100th anniversary in Milwaukee with a parade of 10,000 motorcycles. Some 250,000 bikers packed the roads around Milwaukee for a 3-day celebration.
    (AP, 9/1/03)

2003        Wisconsin consumers filed a record 28,225 bankruptcy petitions, 12% higher than 2002.
    (USAT, 1/20/04, p.12A)

2003        Robert Posser (81) of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, died. He left behind his collection of over 750,000 old telephones.
    (WSJ, 10/10/05, p.A1)

2004        Jan 2, Marvin Pratt was sworn in as acting mayor of Milwaukee following the resignation of 4-term Mayor John Norquist due to a sex scandal.
    (Econ, 1/10/04, p.25)

2004        Jan, La Gloria English School opened on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Maggie and Tom Washa of Wisconsin opened the school to help the local Mayan children.
    (SSFC, 9/25/05, E5)

2004        Feb 17, In Wisconsin John Kerry won the primary with about 40 percent of the vote while Edwards finished a close second with 34 percent. Dean, who had banked his future on a strong showing, drew just 18 percent.
    (AP, 2/18/04)(SFC, 2/18/04, p.A1)

2004        Apr 8, Milwaukee residents elected former white Rep. Tom Barrett as mayor over acting Mayor Marvin Pratt. The city's population of 50% white, 37% black and 12% Hispanic voted along racial lines.
    (SFC, 4/9/04, p.A2)

2004        May 19, Flooding from storms hit Wisconsin. On June 19 Pres. Bush granted federal disaster recognition to 12 counties.
    (SSFC, 6/20/04, p.A3)

2004        Nov 2, John Kerry carried Wisconsin by 11,400 votes.
    (Econ, 9/13/08, p.39)

2004        Nov 21, A trespassing deer hunter in northern Wisconsin opened fire on other hunters when they asked him to leave, killing 5 and wounding 3. Another hunter died the next day. Police arrested Chai Soua Vang, a Hmong man of St. Paul Minn., for killing 6 hunters. In 2005 Vang (36) was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to 6 life terms.
    (AP, 11/22/04)(WSJ, 11/23/04, p.A1)(SFC, 11/9/05, p.A3)

2005        Mar 12, In Brookfield, Wisconsin, Terry Ratzmann (44) opened fire with a handgun during an evangelical church service at a suburban Milwaukee hotel, killing 7 people before taking his own life.
    (AP, 3/13/05)(SFC, 3/14/05, p.A1)

2005        Apr 11, Some 12,000 Wisconsin citizens took part in an advisory poll on shooting free-roaming domestic cats. 57% voted to allow shooting them. An advisory committee dropped the issue May 13 following an outcry from animal rights groups.
    (Econ, 4/16/05, p.27)(SFC, 5/14/05, p.A2)

2005        Jul 3, Gaylord Nelson (b.1916), former Wisconsin governor (1959-1963) and US senator (1963-1981), died. He founded Earth Day (1970), and helped spawn the modern environmental movement. Nelson was at the center of legislation that resulted in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968), the Clean Air Act (1970), and passage of the Endangered Species Act.
    (AP, 7/3/05)(SFC, 7/4/05, p.A2)(http://www.nelsonearthday.net/)

2005        Jul, The new Milwaukee Public Market was set to open.
    (SSFC, 4/3/05, p.E11)

2005        Oct 16, In Wisconsin a bus carrying Chippewa Falls High School students home from a band competition collided with a semi truck, killing five passengers near Osseo.
    (AP, 10/16/05)

2005        Oct 30, In Madison, Wisconsin, police used pepper spray to break up rowdy Halloween celebrations. Over 400 arrests were made mostly for alcohol-related offenses.
    (SFC, 10/31/05, p.A3)

2006        Mar 12-2006 Mar 13, Swarms of tornadoes killed at least 10 people across the Midwest states of Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It caused so much damage in Springfield, Ill., that the mayor compared it to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
    (AP, 3/13/06)

2006        May 19, The NRA opened its annual convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wayne LaPierre, executive VP, signed copies of his new book: “the Global War on Your Guns: Inside the UN Plan to destroy the Bill of Rights.”
    (Econ, 5/27/06, p.28)

2006        Aug 24, Deadly storms swept across the northern Plains, bringing tornadoes that ripped roofs off houses and hail that smashed car windshields. One man was killed when a tornado hit his home in Minnesota, and in Wisconsin, lightning apparently killed a dozen cows and struck a woman as she left a supermarket.
    (AP, 8/25/06)

2006        Sep 14, US federal health officials said an outbreak a deadly strain of E. coli (0157:H7) had left at least one person dead in Wisconsin over 100 others sick and warned consumers not to eat bagged fresh spinach. The outbreak in 8 states soon extended to 25. The number sickened rose to at least 190. Most of the spinach crop at this time of the year comes from California. A special effort was under way in the Salinas Valley of California, a major leafy-vegetable growing region, to look for any possible source of contamination there. The outbreak was traced to California’s Natural Selection Foods of San Juan Bautista, which recalled all suspect products. This was the same deadly strain that in 1982 had sickened at least 47 people in Oregon and Michigan who ate McDonald’s burgers. A surveillance system setup after a 1993 outbreak at the Jack-in-the-Box fast food chain helped single out spinach as the likely source of this outbreak. A 2nd death on Sep 20, a 2-year-old boy in Idaho, was attributed to the spinach E. coli. A 3rd death in late August, a woman (84) in Nebraska, was also attributed to the spinach E. coli. On Sep 29 the FDA cleared spinach from California’s Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara counties.
    (SFC, 9/23/06, p.A9)(WSJ, 9/25/06, p.A4)(SFC, 9/30/06, p.A5)(SFC, 10/7/06, p.A6)
2006        Sep 14, In Green Bay, Wisc., police arrested two 17-year-olds, suspected of plotting a shooting spree at East High School. William C. Cornell and Shawn R. Sturtz were arrested for suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide and conspiracy to commit arson. Police found homemade bombs and weapons at their homes.
    (http://kutv.com/topstories/topstories_story_258075847.html)

2006        Sep 29, In Cazenovia, Wisconsin, Eric Hainstock (15) walked into Weston High School with a shotgun. The principal confronted him in a corridor and was shot and killed. Hainstock was taken into custody and all the children were reported safe.
    (AP, 9/29/06)(Econ, 10/7/06, p.38)

2006        Oct 20, US federal authorities arrested Jake Brahm, a 20-year-old Wisconsin grocery store clerk, for making a hoax threat that said seven football stadiums across the nation would be targeted by terrorists with radiological "dirty bombs" this weekend.
    (AP, 10/20/06)(SFC, 10/21/06, p.A5)

2006        Dec 6, In Wisconsin a propane gas leak led to a huge explosion in a west side Milwaukee industrial area, killing three people at the Falk Corp. transmission parts plant. 46 others were injured.
    (SFC, 12/7/06, p.A3)

2006        The US Navy planned to launch 2 versions of its new Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), currently under construction in Wisconsin and Alabama.
    (SFC, 6/16/06, p.A24)

2007        Jan 6, The body of Cha Vang (30), a Hmong man, was found hidden under a log in a Wisconsin wild life refuge. Vang had been shot and stabbed 5 times. On Nov 28 James Nichols (29) was sentenced to 69 years in prison for Vang’s murder.
    (SFC, 11/29/07, p.A3)

2007        Feb 24, In Arkansas tornado winds injured 40 people and damaged dozens of homes and businesses. The Midwest storm system was blamed for 8 traffic deaths, 7 in Wisconsin and one in Kansas.
    (SFC, 2/26/07, p.A4)

2007        Apr 1, Tommy Thompson, former Wisconsin governor (GOP), announced that he is running for president.
    (SFC, 4/2/07, p.A4)

2007        Jun 4, A small plane from Milwaukee carrying a six-member organ transplant team and their cargo of donor organs to Michigan crashed in Lake Michigan with no survivors.
    (AP, 6/5/07)
2007        Jun 4, In Portage, Wisconsin, Tammie Garlin was killed. Felicia Garlin (15) and Michaela Clerc (20) had kicked her, then later that day carried her into the bathroom, where Clerc dropped her head on the floor. A roving band of suspected identity thieves buried her in the backyard and locked her bloody and beaten 11-year-old son in an upstairs closet. Authorities reached the house on June 14.
    (AP, 6/21/07)

2007        Jun 7, Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes, produced baseball-size hail and dropped more than 6 inches of rain across the Upper Midwest, killing a swimmer in Illinois. Four people in Wisconsin were injured, none seriously. A northern Wisconsin resort was demolished by one of at least five tornadoes that swept across the state.
    (AP, 6/8/07)

2007        Jun 9, In Delavan, Wisconsin, a shooting inside a home killed six people including twin baby boys. A 1-year-old daughter was found wounded in a nearby vehicle. Place later said Ambrosio Analco committed the murder and suicide.
    (AP, 6/10/07)(SFC, 6/14/07, p.A3)

2007        Jun, A team from the Univ. of Wisconsin claimed to have developed a biofuel, called 2,5-dimethlyfuran, with a 40% higher energy density than ethanol.
    (Econ, 6/23/07, p.89)

2007        Aug 12, Tommy Thompson, former governor of Wisconsin, said he was dropping out of the Republican presidential campaign following his 6th place finish in Iowa’s straw poll.
    (SFC, 8/13/07, p.A2)

2007        Aug 22, The death toll across the Upper Midwest and from the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin that swept Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri over the past week rose to at least 26. Three people were electrocuted by lightning at a bus stop in Madison, Wis.
    (AP, 8/23/07)

2007        Oct 7, In Crandon, Wisconsin, Tyler Peterson (20), an off-duty sheriff's deputy, killed six young people and critically wounded another, before he was shot to death, during a homecoming weekend gathering. Relatives of the victims said the rampage may have been fueled by a romantic dispute.
    (AP, 10/8/07)

2007        Dec 16, Street and highway crews were at work trying to clear roads across the Great Lakes states into New England as a storm blamed for three deaths spread a hazardous mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. The storm was blamed for at least 10 deaths including 4 in Indiana, 2 in Michigan and Wisconsin, one in Pennsylvania and one in Nova Scotia.
    (AP, 12/16/07)(SFC, 12/18/07, p.A19)   

2007        Dec 18, John Morgridge, the retired chairman of Cisco Systems, and his wife Tashia, both graduates from the Univ. of Wisconsin, announced that they are donating $175 million to help low-income Wisconsin students attend any of the state’s public colleges and universities. Morgridge’s fortune was estimated at $2.1 billion.
    (SFC, 12/19/07, p.C2)

2007        Dec 21, Ken Hendricks (b.1941), creator of ABC Supply (1982), one of the largest US roofing supply companies (1982), died. He used his wealth in part to rebuilt his home town of Beloit, Wisconsin.
    (WSJ, 12/29/07, p.A7)

2007        Dec 23, High wind and ice coated power lines blacked out tens of thousands of people in the Midwest. The storm was blamed for at least 22 deaths. At least 8 people in Minnesota, 5 in Wisconsin, 3 each in Indiana and Wyoming and one each in Michigan, Texas and Kansas were killed in traffic accidents.
    (AP, 12/23/07)(WSJ, 12/24/07, p.A1)(SFC, 12/25/07, p.A11)

2008        Jan 7, Tornadoes were reported or suspected in southwest Missouri, southeastern Wisconsin, Arkansas, Illinois and Oklahoma. Two people were killed in Missouri.
    (AP, 1/8/08)

2008        Feb 19, Barack Obama won Wisconsin (58%) and Hawaii (76%) adding to a primary season winning streak that now totals 10. This put Hillary Rodham Clinton into a virtual must-win scenario in Democratic contests coming early next month in Texas and Ohio.
    (AP, 2/20/08)(SFC, 2/21/08, p.A10)

2008        Mar 4, Gary Gygax (b.1938), co-creator of the role-playing Dungeons & Dragons game, died in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Gygax and David Arneson founded Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) and published D&D in 1974. In 1997 TSR was sold to Wizards of the Coast.
    (WSJ, 3/8/08, p.A7)(Econ, 3/15/08, p.102)

2008        Mar 23, In Wisconsin Madeline Neumann (11) died of complication from diabetes after her parents prayed in lieu of seeking medical help. Both parents were charged with reckless homicide.
    (SSFC, 7/26/09, p.A12)(www.religionnewsblog.com/21316/madeline-kara-neuman)

2008        May 10, In Wisconsin a medical helicopter crashed killing a surgeon, nurse and pilot.
    (SFC, 5/12/08, p.A3)

2008        Jun 8, Wicked weekend storms pounded the US from the Midwest to the East Coast, forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded communities, spawning tornadoes that tore up houses and killing at least eight people in Indiana (1), Michigan (6), Connecticut (1). Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle declared a state of emergency in 29 counties and President Bush declared a major disaster in 29 Indiana counties, freeing up aid. Iowa Gov. Chet Culver declared an emergency in nearly a third of the state's 99 counties.
    (AP, 6/8/08)

2008        Jul 4, In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, early morning gunfire killed 2 men and 2 women on the city’s north side.
    (SFC, 7/4/08, p.A4)

2008        Jul 31, In Wisconsin a gunman opened fire on a group of young adults from Michigan killing 3, aged 17-19, along the Menominee riverbank in the town of Niagara. The next day police arrested Scott J. Johnson (38). He had a raped a woman near the same site the evening before the murders. In 2009 Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
    (AP, 8/2/08)(SFC, 5/22/09, p.A6)

2008        Oct 3, The Great Lakes Governors (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin) applauded President George W. Bush for signing a joint resolution of Congress providing consent to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.  It barred new diversions beyond the Great Lakes Basin.
    (www.cglg.org/projects/water/CompactConsent.asp)(Econ, 5/22/10, p.36)

2008        Dec 16, Melvin S. Cohen (b.1918), longtime chairman of Wisconsin-based National Presto Industries, died.
    (WSJ, 12/27/08, p.A7)

2008        Dec 31, SF ended the year with 98 homicides. In Milwaukee, Wisc., the total number of homicides dropped 32%, from 105 in 2007 to 71 in 2008, the lowest number since 1985. Detroit had 344 slayings, a 13% drop from the 396 in 2007; Philadelphia's 332 killings were a 15% drop from the 392 in 2007; and the 234 homicides in Baltimore were 17% less than the 392 the year before. Cleveland recorded 102 homicides in 2008, down from a 13-year high of 134 in 2007. Homicides in New York rose 5.2%, to 522 from 496 the year before. Slayings in Los Angeles were down to 376 in 2008 compared to 400 the prior year. Preliminary data in Chicago showed 508 homicides were reported in 2008, the first time the city had more than 500 murders since 2003 and about 15% more than the 442 homicides reported in 2007. Washington, D.C., ended 2008 with 186 homicides, up from 181 in 2007.
    (SFC, 1/2/09, p.1)(AP, 1/3/09)

2008        The new Harley-Davidson Museum was scheduled to open in Milwaukee.
    (SSFC, 4/3/05, p.E11)

2009        Mar 16, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle said the state will use "Live like you mean it" to promote the state as a tourism and business destination, replacing the slogan "Life's So Good."
    (AP, 3/18/09)

2009        Mar 19, Josias Kumpf (83), a former Nazi concentration-camp guard, was deported from Wisconsin to Austria, despite objections from his lawyer that the guard was simply present at the Trawniki Labor Camp in Poland but committed no acts of persecution [see Nov 3, 1943].
    (AP, 3/20/09)

2009        Apr 30, In Wisconsin Shane Kettner (36) was arrested in Nelsonville for killing his estranged girlfriend and 2 of their children.
    (SFC, 5/5/09, p.A7)

2009        May 4, Wolves in parts of the northern Rockies and the Great Lakes region come off the endangered species list, opening them to public hunts in some states for the first time in decades. States such as Idaho and Montana planned to resume hunting the animals this fall, but no hunting has been proposed in the Great Lakes region. About 300 wolves in Wyoming will remain on the list because the US Fish and Wildlife Service rejected the state's plan for a "predator zone" where wolves could be shot on sight. An estimated 4,000 wolves lived in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
    (AP, 5/4/09)

2009        May 18, In Guatemala Rev. Lawrence Rosebaugh (74) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was shot and killed by masked gunmen who stopped a car carrying him and four other missionaries to a meeting in Playa Grande. He had put an international spotlight on human rights abuses in Brazil in 1977.
    (AP, 5/19/09)

2009        Jul 28, At the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Aabar Investments, an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund, and Virgin Galactic signed a strategic partnership in which Aabar would take a 32% stake in Virgin Galactic for $280 million. To date Virgin Galactic has been wholly owned and funded by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.
    (Econ, 9/12/09, p.87)(http://tinyurl.com/y8gtjad)

2009        Sep 5, Milwaukee police arrested Walter Ellis (49) after DNA evidence linked him to the slaying of 9 women, including 8 suspected prostitutes, dating back to 1986. On Feb 18, 2011, Ellis was convicted in the deaths of 7 women and faced a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
    (SFC, 9/8/09, p.A6)(SFC, 2/19/11, p.A6)

2009        Oct 23, US regulators shut down 3 small banks in Florida and one each in Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin bringing the total for the year of failed US banks to 106.
    (SFC, 10/24/09, p.A6)

2009        Dec 3, Wisconsin police found the bodies of 2 women and their 2 young daughters shot to death in Madison. Police searched for Tyrone Adair (38), the father linked to the deaths of his two young daughters and their mothers. Adair was found dead of suspected suicide in his SUV on Dec 7.
    (AP, 12/5/09)(SFC, 12/8/09, p.A12)

2009        Dec 9, A blizzard dumped over a foot of snow across much of the Midwest and New England. Nearly 19 inches fell in Madison, Wis., 16 inches was reported in Des Moines, Iowa. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the storm.
    (SFC, 12/10/09, p.A17)

2010        Apr 1, A US federal judge struck down a Wisconsin law that prohibits transgender inmates from receiving taxpayer funded hormone therapy to alter their appearance.
    (SFC, 4/2/10, p.A7)

2010        Jul 19, Despite being rebuffed twice by the US Supreme Court, five states (Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania) filed suit with a lower court demanding tougher federal and municipal action to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes and decimating their fishing industry.
    (AP, 7/19/10)

2010        Aug 18, In Wisconsin the bodies of a couple, their 13-month-old daughter, and their three dogs were found dead at their home in Superior. Matthew Magdzas (23), an Iraq war veteran, apparently shot and killed his pregnant wife and young daughter before turning the gun on himself. He left behind no clues to explain what might have prompted the bloodshed.
    (AP, 8/20/10)

2010        Oct 21, The Guinness World Records confirmed that a pumpkin grown in Wisconsin is officially the world’s heaviest. Chris Stevens of New Richmond grew the1,810.5 pound gourd. It was 85 pounds heavier than the record set in Ohio in 2009.
    (SFC, 10/22/10, p.A10)

2010        Nov 2, Iowa (Terry Branstad), Kansas (Sam Brownback), Maine (Paul LePage), Michigan (Rick Snyder), New Mexico (Susana Martinez), Ohio (John Kasich), Oklahoma (Mary Fallin), Pennsylvania (Tom Corbett), Tennessee (Bill Haslam), Wisconsin (Scott Walker), Wyoming (Matt Mead) all replaced the Democratic governors with Republicans. Snyder (R) defeated Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) by bragging about his managerial skills.
    (Econ, 11/6/10, p.45)

2010        Nov 29, In Wisconsin sophomore Samuel Hengel (15) took 23 of his classmates and a teacher hostage in a classroom at the Marinette High School, shooting himself as police broke in. No one else was injured. Hengel died the next day.
    (Reuters, 11/30/10)(SFC, 12/1/10, p.A13)

2010        Dec 2, Dominican Rep. authorities detained 18 military officials and two US pilots, Kevin Kuranz and Christopher Smith, after stopping a cocaine-laden airplane from taking off. The plane was owned by Wisconsin-based Air Cargo Carriers LLC.
    (AP, 12/3/10)

2010        Dec 13, Schools in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and other states closed because of snow and low temperatures. Authorities worked frantically to reach motorists in snow-covered northwest Indiana who were trapped in their cars in biting temperatures.
    (AP, 12/13/10)

2011        Feb 6, In Dallas, Texas, Wisconsin’s Green Bay packers won Super Bowl XLV 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    (AFP, 2/7/11)

2011        Jan 4, The archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, filed for bankruptcy becoming the 8th in the US to do so. It had become besieged by lawsuits related to priests molesting boys.
    (Econ, 2/12/11, p.36)

2011        Feb 17, In Wisconsin 14 Democratic lawmakers disappeared as the state Senate was about to begin debating a measure by Gov. Scott Walker that would eliminate collective bargaining for most state public employees. Protesters filled the Capitol for a 3rd day.
    (SFC, 2/18/11, p.A6)

2011        Feb 24, Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched to try to find at least one of the 14 Senate Democrats who have been on the run for eight days to delay a vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly all public employees.
    (AP, 2/24/11)

2011        Feb 26, In Wisconsin a crowd estimated at more than 70,000 people waved American flags, sang the national anthem and called for the defeat of a state plan to curb public sector unions that has galvanized opposition from the American labor movement.
    (Reuters, 2/27/11)

2011        Mar 10, The Wisconsin Assembly stripped a bill of its spending language and passed legislation with only Republicans present taking away the collective bargaining rights of the state’s government workers.
    (SFC, 3/11/11, p.A6)

2011        Mar 11, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill taking away the collective bargaining rights of the state’s government workers.
    (SFC, 3/12/11, p.A9)

2011        Mar 12, In Wisconsin tens of thousands of pro-labor protesters cheered its Democratic lawmakers and vowed to focus on future elections.
    (SSFC, 3/13/11, p.A10)

2011        Mar 20, In Wisconsin suspect James Cruckson (30) opened fire on police during a standoff in Fond du Lac killing Officer Craig Birkholz (28). Cruckson was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot.
    (SFC, 3/21/11, p.A7)

2011        Mar 29, Wisconsin Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled that there should be no further implementation of a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers.
    (SFC, 3/30/11, p.A5)

2011        Jun 14, The Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to all but end collective bargaining for public workers.
    (SFC, 6/15/11, p.A5)

2011        Jul 6, In Wisconsin the dead bodies of 3- and 4-year-old Wisconsin brothers were found in a parked car and the boyfriend of the children's mother was arrested.
    (AP, 7/6/11)

2011        Aug 9, Wisconsin Republicans held onto control of the state Senate, beating back 4 Democratic challengers in a recall election despite an intense political backlash against GOP support for Gov. Walker's effort to curb public employees' union rights. Democrats captured two seats.
    (AP, 8/9/11)(SFC, 8/10/11, p.A6)

2011        Oct 6, In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Annette Morales-Rodriguez (33), who had faked a pregnancy, kidnapped Maritza Ramirez Cruz (23), killed her and cut out her full term fetus, who died in the process.
    (SFC, 10/11/11, p.A6)

2011        Oct 8, In Wisconsin Scott Anderson (56) was ordained as the first US Presbyterian church gay minister at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison.
    (AP, 10/9/11)

2011        Nov 19, Thousands of people gathered at the Wisconsin capitol to demand a recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker, whose controversial and successful drive to limit public unions last winter sparked the biggest protests in the state since the Vietnam War.
    (Reuters, 11/20/11)

2012        Jan 5, In Wisconsin a former aide close to Gov. Scott Walker and a Walker-appointee were arrested on embezzlement charges.
    (SFC, 1/6/12, p.A6)

2012        Jan 14, Laura Kaeppeler (23), a beauty queen from Wisconsin, won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas after singing opera and strutting in a white bikini and black beaded evening gown.
    (AP, 1/14/12)

2012        Jan 17, In Wisconsin opponents of Gov. Scott Walker submitted 1 million signatures for his recall, far exceeding the 540,208 needed.
    (SFC, 1/18/12, p.A7)

2012        Apr 3, Mitt Romney swept Republican primaries in Maryland (47%), Wisconsin (42%) and Washington, DC (70%).
    (SFC, 4/4/12, p.A6)

2012        May 31, In Wisconsin Darius Simmons (13), a black boy, was shot dead by his white neighbor John Henry Spooner (75) after having stolen four guns from Spooner. On July 17, 2013, a jury found Spooner guilty of first-degree murder.
    (SFC, 7/18/13, p.A7)

2012        Jun 5, Wisconsin Gov .Scott Walker won his recall rematch with Tom Barrett, the Democratic mayor of Milwaukee, by a larger margin than in 2010. Walker became only the third governor to face a recall election—and the first to survive one—since the Progressives came up with this drastic remedy for bad governance more than a century ago.
    (SFC, 6/6/12, p.A13)

2012        Aug 5, A gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and killed six people. He was identified as Army veteran Wade Michael Page (40). Page, a self-described member of the “Hammerskins Nation” of skinheads, died after shooting himself in the head during an exchange of gunfire with a wounded police officer outside the temple.
    (AFP, 8/6/12)(SFC, 8/7/12, p.A4)(SFC, 8/9/12, p.A12)

2012        Aug 11, Mitt Romney announced he's selected Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate.
    (SSFC, 8/12/12, p.A7)

2012        Sep 14, A Wisconsin judge struck down nearly all of the 2011 state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
    (AP, 9/15/12)

2012        Oct 21, A shooting at a spa near a Brookfield, Wis., mall left 3 women dead and four others wounded in a scene of domestic violence. The suspected gunman, Radcliffe Haughton (45), of Brown Deer, Wis., was found dead inside the spa.
    (AP, 10/21/12)(SFC, 10/22/12, p.A5)

2013        Mar 2, In Kentucky a tractor trailer plowed into an SUV killing 6 of 8 people, members of an extended family from Marion, Wis.
    (SFC, 2/4/13, p.A4)

2013        May, Dominion Power shut down a nuclear plant in Wisconsin, that was licensed for another 20 years, due to the fall in the price of natural gas from increasing shale gas.
    (Econ, 6/1/13, p.26)

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