July 24, 1876: Julius Peter Heil, Wisconsin's 30th governor, was born on July 24, 1876 in Germany. He immigrated to Wisconsin in 1881 and settled in Milwaukee as a young man. In 1901, he established the Heil Rail Joint Company. Heil defeated Philip La Follette for governor in 1938, serving for two terms and losing in his bid for a third. He returned to the Heil Company in Milwaukee. Died: November 30, 1949.