Wisconsin Becomes a State, 1848

On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th US state.

Wisconsin has given the United States some pretty cool things, including:

Ice Cream Sundae (1881)

Photo by Walter Blum, 1950

It is believed that Berners’ Soda Fountain in Two Rivers, Wisconsin was the birthplace of the ice cream sundae.

Spencer Tracy (1900)

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in Woman of the Year (1941)

This beloved Academy Award-winning actor hailed from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Harley Davidson (1903)

Harley-Davidson poster from 1920s

This famous motorcycle manufacturer was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Barbie (1959)

Barbara Millicent Roberts (aka Barbie) supposedly hailed from a fictional town in Wisconsin.


Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.

Happy birthday, Wisconsin!