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Josette and Solomon Juneau
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"Milwaukee: The History of a City" by Bayrd Still
"The Making of Milwaukee" by John Gurda
"Trading Post to Metropolis/Milwaukee County's First 150 Years" by the Milwaukee County Historical Society
Josiah Noonan founded the "Wisconsin Enquirer," the first newspaper in Madison, in 1838. As Milwaukee postmaster, he became a powerful political force in the Wisconsin Democratic party.
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1850: "The Scarlet Letter," a book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is first published.
1968: The My Lai massacre occurs during the Vietnam War.
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