Wisconsin History Day By Day

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Interesting Fact:

The Sentinel was founded by Milwaukee's first mayor, Solomon Juneau, as a weekly in 1837.

Study Questions:

  • Does the Milwaukee Sentinel still exist today?
  • How many daily newspapers were published in Milwaukee in 1900?
  • Does your community have a newspaper? What is its history?

    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the history of Wisconsin newspapers:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society

    U.S. historical events that occurred on December 9:

    1907: Christmas seals are sold for the first time.
    1958: The John Birch Society is formed.

  • December 9

    December 9, 1844: The Milwaukee Sentinel became the first daily newspaper in Milwaukee. The Sentinel merged with the Milwaukee Journal on April 2, 1995, becoming the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

    Milwaukee Sentinel, December 10, 1844

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