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On This Day: September 26

1833 - Indian Treaty Cedes to Government

On this date Indian tribes including the Ojibwe, Menominee, Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, Ottawa and Sauk ceded land to the government, including areas around Milwaukee, especially to the south and east of the city. The ceded land included much of what is today John Michael Kohler and Terry Andrae State Parks. The Potawatomi continued to live along the Black River until the 1870s, despite the treaty. [Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources]

1864 - (Civil War) Expedition in Louisiana

The 11th Wisconsin Infantry participated in an expedition from Napoleonville to Grand River and Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana.

1918 - UW-Madison War Casualty

On this date First Lieutenant A.E. Kelty became one of UW-Madison School of Engineering's first casualties of WWI while flying a photographic mission over Verdun, France. He later received the Distinguished Flying Cross. [Source: College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison]

1934 - Adolph Wiater Boxes Joe Louis

On this date Green Bay native, Adolph Wiater, became the first fighter to go 10 rounds with Joe Louis, but lost on a decision in a bout held in Chicago. It was only the seventh fight of Louis' pro career. [Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]