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On This Day: June 27

1837 - The Milwaukee Sentinel Founded

On this date the Milwaukee Sentinel, the oldest newspaper in the state, was founded as a weekly publication by Solomon Juneau, who also was Milwaukee's first mayor. [Source: History Just Ahead: A Guide to Wisconsin's Historical Markers edited by Sarah Davis McBride, p. 19]

1862 - (Civil War) Battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia

Company G of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters fought at the Battle of Gaines Mill in Hanover County, Virginia.

1932 - Fire at Janesville Airport

On this date a fire destroyed one hangar and six airplanes at the Janesville Airport. The damage was estimated at $35,000. [Source: Janesville Gazette]