This Day in Wisconsin History
On This Day: August 22
1861 - (Civil War) Future Gov. Lucius Fairchild departs for the front
The Daily Milwaukee Press reported on this day that Company K of the 1st Wisconsin Infantry presented their Captain, Lucius Fairchild, with a ceremonial sword and sash at Camp Scott in Milwaukee. Fairchild was to leave that same afternoon for Washington, D.C., and begin his new appointment as lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry.
1920 - Milwaukee Olympian Wins Gold
On this date native Milwaukean runner Arlie Schardt won a gold medal in the 3,000-meter team race at the Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. Schardt was part of a three-man team that included Hal Brown and Ivan Dresser. [Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; ABC News]