Manitoba Increases in Size – Today in History

WINNIPEG, MB. – Today in history the War of 1812 ends, the Town of Transcona is incorporated, the size of Manitoba increases and Canada wins a 2004 World Championship.

1815 -The Lower Canada Assembly proclaims a day of thanksgiving to mark the “End of the war with the United States of America and restoration of the blessings of Peace”.

1851 – Canadian postal service transferred from British control; sets a uniform postal rate of 3 pence a letter. 

1912 – Territory of Manitoba is increased to its present extent.

1912 – The Town of Transcona is incorporated.

1916 – World War I – Battle of Messines; Canadian forces forced to retreat by the intensive German onslaught; to April 19, 1916.

1960 – Paul Anka’s single Puppy Love peaks at #1 on the Billboard pop chart.

1966 – Lester Pearson announces plans to promote bilingualism in the public service.

1980 – Hockey – Gordie Howe completes record 26th season as a hockey player.

2004 – Canada’s national women’s ice hockey team wins the IIHF 2004 Women’s World Ice Hockey Championships defeating the United States 2-0.

Kevin Klein, MyToba News

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