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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.]