August 9, 1793: Solomon Juneau, fur trader and founder of Milwaukee, was born on this day in Canada. Juneau bought a trading post on the Menominee River in 1819, the site of Milwaukee. He became a fur trader for the American Fur Co. He built the first log house in Milwaukee in 1822 and the first frame building in 1824. Juneau formed a partnership with Morgan Martin in 1833 to develop a village of the east side of the Milwaukee River. He was appointed Milwaukee's first postmaster in 1835 and began publication of the Milwaukee Sentinel and organized the village government in 1837. Juneau was Milwaukee's first village president and first city mayor. He moved to Keshena in 1852. Died: November 14, 1856.