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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

Kevin Klein is President and CEO of MyToba News. The former publisher and CEO of the Winnipeg Sun, Kevin has spent several years in Canadian media working in newspapers, radio and television. A proud and passionate citizen of Winnipeg and Manitoba, Kevin is excited to bring you news, pictures and information on the many wonderful charity groups in our province. If you have an event you want us to know about, email Kevin at kevin@mytoba.ca and follow him on Twitter @kevinkleinwpg.
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