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On This Day: October 29

1864 - (Civil War) Reconnaissance of Harper's Run, Virginia

The 38th Wisconsin Infantry participated in a reconnaissance mission to Harper's Run, Virginia. They returned with two men wounded.

1926 - Property for General Mitchell Field Purchased

On this date Milwaukee County purchased the land which was later to become Milwaukee's major airport, General Mitchell Field.

1930 - Janesville Calls for Welfare Agency

On this date 100 Janesville civic leaders called for the establishment of a central welfare agency to register people needing help during periods of unemployment. [Source: Janesville Gazette 10/30/1930, p.1]