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On This Day: December 10

1864 - (Civil War) 3rd Wisconsin Infantry Reaches Savannah, Georgia

The Wisconsin 3rd Infantry arrived at the front lines for the Battle of Savannah, Georgia. After marching from Atlanta under General William T. Sherman, Wisconsin troops assembled outside the coastal city of Savannah and laid siege to it.

1935 - Scarlet Fever in Janesville

On this date an outbreak of scarlet fever quarantined 25 Janesville residents. [Source: Janesville Gazette, December 10, 1935, p.5]

1967 - Otis Redding Dies

On this date a twin-engine Beechcraft carrying Otis Redding crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, killing Redding and four members of his touring band, the Bar-Kays. Otis Redding was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. [Source: OtisRedding.com]