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1850 - Oldest Existing County Fair

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On this date the Walworth County Fair was held for the first time in the village of East Troy. This is the oldest existing county fair on record in Wisconsin. [Source:



1861 - (Civil War) Skirmish at Bolivar Heights, West Virginia

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The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was involved in a skirmish at Bolivar Heights, West Virginia.



1884 - Washburn's First Newspaper Published

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On this date the first edition of the



1947 - David Zucker Born

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On this date David Zucker was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A writer, director and producer, Zucker, a student at the University of Wisconsin, his brother Jerry and friend Jim Abrahams started the Kentucky Fried Theater in Madison. The trio moved to L.A. and in 1977



1968 - Milwaukee Bucks Play First Game

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On this date the