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Mildred Fish Harnack Day - 2024

Event Date

Monday, September 16, 2024 - 12:00 a.m.
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Event Description

Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the only native-born American known to have been executed by the Gestapo in Nazi Germany. Mildred Fish Harnack was born in Milwaukee in 1902.

Enacted April 10, 1986, from the 1985 Laws of Wisconsin, Act 232.

When an observance day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it should be observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.