Rosebud

It was on 1 May, 1941, that the film ‘CITIZEN KANE’ had its premiere. The film was directed by Kenosha, Wisconsin native, Orson Welles, and would prove to be his most celebrated work in what …

Turkey Day

On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation placing the celebration of Thanksgiving on the final Thursday of November. Lincoln was persuaded in part by the efforts of editorial writer Sarah Josepha Hale, …

On Wisconsin

On 28 April 1938, Wisconsin Governor Philip LaFollette, son of legendary Wisconsin Governor Robert LaFollette and brother of Senator Robert (‘Young Bob’) Lafollette, used the UW-Madison Stock Pavilion as the venue to launch a new …

Nixon’s the One

3 April 1968, was the day that Richard Nixon won the Wisconsin Presidential Primary. Ten percent of the vote would go to California Governor, Ronald Reagan. Each ticket in which Nixon was a part would …

Dairy Farmer’s Daughter

6 March, marks the day that artist Georgia O’Keeffe, died in 1986. She was born in 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and attended High School in Madison. She began work as a commercial artist in …

Happy Days

15 January marks the debut of the television series, ‘HAPPY DAYS’ in 1974, which would remain on the air for 10 years. The program centered on the life and love of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, high school …

Success Formula

11 January marks the birthday of Harry Selfridge in 1858. Selfridge’s innovation, philosophy and drive, helped to revolutionize the retail business. Selfridge was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. His father joined the Union Army in the …