Today in History – March 14
WINNIPEG, MB. – Today in history Kenora and Winnipeg both played for the Stanley Cup, a Regina radio station makes history, and Manitoba get’s a new Premier.
1872 – Henry Joseph Clarke sworn in as Premier of Manitoba, replacing Marc-Amable Girard; both men are close associates of George-Étienne Cartier.
1899 – The Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias 6-2 for the Stanley Cup.
1903 – Frank McGee and Hamilton Gilmour lead the Ottawa Hockey Club Silver 7 in sweeping the Rat Portage (Kenora) Thistles in two games for the Stanley Cup.
1923 – Pete Parker, of CKCK Radio Regina, does the world’s first complete play-by-play radio broadcast of a professional hockey game, as Edmonton beats Regina 1-0.
1979 – Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed leads PCs to a third consecutive majority in the provincial election.
1984 – Marc Garneau named First Canadian to go into space; member of the Canadian Space Agency’s Canadian Astronaut Program.
1991 – Kurt Browning from Caroline, Alberta wins his third consecutive Men’s Figure Skating title at the World Championships, beating Victor Petrenko of the Soviet Union; the Ice Dance is won by Isabel and Paul Duchesnay from Alymer, Quebec, skating for France.
-Kevin Klein, MyToba News