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A History of the City of Madison|
Visit Madison: Madison History
"Madison Past and Present" published by the Wisconsin State Journal
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"Madison: A History of the Formative Years" by David V. Mollenhoff
"The Journal," 1975, by Historic Madison, Inc.
The first settlers of Madison were Yankees from the eastern states. They were soon followed by German, Irish and Norwegian immigrants.
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Wisconsin Historical Society
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1809: The territory of Illinois is created.
1913: The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, leading the way to a federal income tax.
1959: "The day the music died." Rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, aka "The Big Bopper," are killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
U.S. historical events that occurred on February 3: