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Large numbers of African Americans from the rural South begin moving to Wisconsin communities, including Racine, Beloit and Milwaukee.

The U.S. enters World War I. Wisconsin becomes first state to meet draft requirements; 120,000 soldiers serve in the military, and almost 4,000 die in the war.

The Wisconsin legislature ratifies the nineteenth amendment (women's suffrage), then becomes first state to deliver ratification to Congress.

E. L. "Curly" Lambeau starts a town team called the Green Bay Packers and coaches them to six world championships.

Resort industry becomes increasingly important to the economy of northern Wisconsin.

The American Water Spaniel, a purebreed dog bred by Dr. F. J. Pfiefer of New London, is one of five breeds of dog developed in the United States.

Robert M. LaFollette Sr. runs for president, receiving nearly five million votes and winning Wisconsin.

"Fighting Bob" (Robert LaFollette, Sr.) speaks to a crowd in Cumberland, Wisconsin in 1897. WHi(3)1449

Wisconsin enacts first unemployment-compensation law in the nation.

The Wisconsin Progressive Party is organized.

The United States enters World War II. 332,000 Wisconsin residents serve in U.S. military, including 9,000 women.

The Wisconsin Progressive Party dissolves, and its members rejoin the Republican Party.

Wisconsin celebrates its centennial as a state.

Wisconsin's population reaches 3.4 million.

Hank Aaron signs contract with the Milwaukee Braves.

Hank Aaron at bat during a Milwaukee Braves preseason game in Montgomery, Alabama. Lot 3425,#5S469.

UW scientist Joshua Lederberg is awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

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