This Day in Wisconsin History
On This Day: March 9
1863 - (Civil War) Reconnaissance Expedition in Tennessee
The 5th and 8th Wisconsin Light Artillery batteries supported a reconnaissance expedition from Salem to Versailles, Tennessee. This expedition lasted until March 14.
1907 - Rock County Co-operative Formed
On this date fifty Rock County farmers formed a co-operative to market their own crops and try to control oversupply. Dairy farmers were among the first to combine in co-ops, as exemplifed in this article about a Polk County co-op from the 1880s. [Source: Janesville Gazette]
1959 - Kato Kaelin Born
On this date Kato Kaelin was born in Milwaukee. He made a few appearances in film and TV, but is mainly known for his testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial. Kaelin lived on Simpson's estate when O.J.'s wife was murdered. [Source: Internet Movie Database Inc.]