Whitewater’s winter is not over quite yet. Friday looks to be a day of rain and snow, with a high temperature of thirty-nine.
On this day in 1877, “Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote.”
Today in Wisconsin history, in 1953, former
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. Feingold graduated from Janesville Craig High School in 1971. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975 and attended Magdalen College in Oxford, England as a Rhodes Scholar. He received a graduate degree in 1977 and graduated from Harvard University Law School in 1979.
He was admitted to the Wisconsin bar in 1979 and practiced law in Madison, Wisconsin from 1979-1985. He served as a visiting professor at Beloit College 1985 and a member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1983 to 1993. Feingold was elected in 1992 as a Democrat to the United States Senate, reelected in 1998 and in 2004 for the term ending January 3, 2011. [Source:Biographical Directory of the United States Congress].
Google’s daily puzzle is about Paris, a dance hall, and a 19th century artist: “What Parisian dance hall made famous a very short poster artist of the late 19th century?”