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On This Day: January 7

1865 - (Civil War) 6th Light Artillery reassigned

The 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery was transferred to the Reserve Garrison Artillery of the Department of Cumberland.

1901 - Robert Marion La Follette Inaugurated as Governor

On this date Robert M. La Follette was inaugurated as governor after winning the November 6, 1900 election. La Follette was born in Dane County in 1855. A Wisconsin Law School graduate and three-term member of congress, La Follette was renowned for his oratorical style. He was the first Wisconsin-born individual to serve as governor.