This Day in Wisconsin History
On This Day: May 25
1864 - (Civil War) Actions at North Anna River, Virginia
At Hanover Junction, Virginia, Union troops at the North Anna River began withdrawing. Unable to cross at Hanover Junction, they pulled back and moved downstream.
1889 - Governor Oscar Rennebohm born
On this day Oscar Rennebohm was born in Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Rennebohm was elected lieutenant governor under Walter S. Goodland and took over as governor when Goodland died in 1947. Oscar Rennebohm served as Wisconsin's governor from 1947 to 1951. He died on October 15, 1968. [Source: First Ladies of Wisconsin, The Governors' Wives by Nancy G. Williams]