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On This Day: November 24

1824 - Frederick Miller Born

On this date brewing baron Frederick Miller was born in Riedlingen, Wurttemberg, Germany. In 1854, he migrated to the U.S. and to Milwaukee. In 1855 he purchased the Plank Road Brewery. He operated this business until 1888 when it was incorporated as the Frederick Miller Brewing Company, with Miller as president. Miller died on June 11, 1888. [Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin History]

1865 - (Civil War) 13th Wisconsin Infantry Musters Out

The 13th Wisconsin Infantry mustered out after serving in Missouri, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee. The regiment lost 193 men during service. Five enlisted men were killed and 188 enlisted men died from disease.

1959 - I-90 Opens to Traffic

On this date Interstate 90 opened to traffic between Janesville and Beloit. Work was temporarily halted north of Janesville as the exact route was not yet determined and property not yet acquired. [Source: Janesville Gazette November 24, 1959, p.1]