Manitoba in History

Manitoba: Winnipeg

Historical Events

  • 1800-06-07 David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba
  • 1816-06-19 Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1870-01-27 Manitoba & Northwest Territories incorporated
  • 1870-05-12 Manitoba becomes a province of Canada
  • 1870-07-15 Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province and NW Territories created
  • 1870-08-24 The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
  • 1892-02-22 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1906-03-27 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1911-10-21 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
  • 1975-03-08 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1976-04-30 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1983-07-23 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestLouis Riel

1844-10-22 Louis Riel, Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba and leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies, born in Red River Colony, Rupert's Land, British North America (d. 1885)

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel

Person of interestWilliam George Barker

1894-11-03 William George Barker, Canadian flying ace (Victoria Cross recipient), born in Dauphin, Manitoba (d. 1930)

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • 1896-04-20 Wop May, Canadian aviator, flying ace in the WWI, born in Carberry, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1952)
  • 1906-12-02 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1907-04-10 Pete Desjardins, American platform and springboard diver (Olympic gold 1928), born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1985)
  • 1908-10-29 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1910-10-27 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba, Canada (d. 1963)
  • 1910-12-01 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1913-04-25 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2009)
  • 1918-08-21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1920-02-07 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1921-11-02 Bill Mosienko, Ukrainian-Canadian National Hockey League player, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1921-12-04 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2013)
  • 1922-03-20 Jack Kruschen, Canadian character actor (The Apartment, Busting Loose), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1924-09-16 Paddy Stone, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1927-01-10 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • 1935-12-21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician, Premier of Manitoba
  • 1937-12-04 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2018)
  • 1939-09-30 Len Cariou, actor (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1943-03-29 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1946-11-06 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1947-05-03 Doug Henning, Canadian magician, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1947-08-05 Greg Leskiw, Canadian rocker (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1954-01-29 Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)
  • 1955-02-13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1958-07-28 Terry Fox [Terrance Stanley], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
  • 1962-08-31 Wanda Guenette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1964-05-06 Mike Grob, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd), born in Billings, Montana
  • 1964-10-07 Stuart Hendley, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Manitoba Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965-01-26 Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress (Olivia-Another World)
  • 1965-07-29 Karen Doell, Winkler Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966-03-25 David Hohl, American freestyle wrestler (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1966-09-28 Kevin Baker, Canadian Tour golfer (Manitoba Amateur-1988), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967-12-30 Colleen Miller, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1968-02-12 Todd Fanning, Canadian golfer (Manitoba Amat-1984, 90, 91, 92), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1969-01-10 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969-07-13 Ewan Beaton, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1969-11-07 Tanya Dubnicoff, cyclist (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1970-05-08 Christine Stark, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1970-06-23 Kerri Ann Buchberger, Russell Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-07-14 Michelle Sawatzky, Steinbach Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-10-05 Tina Poitras, Thompson Manitoba, 10k walker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-03-20 Janis Kelly, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1972-04-02 Graham Hood, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1972-09-27 Clara Hughes, cyclist (Olympics 2 bronze-96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1973-07-27 Niki Jenkins, Selkirk Manitoba, 72 kg judoka (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1974-06-07 Jason Caswell, Skeet shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1977-06-12 Andrea Schwartz, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1978-10-25 Riley Mants, 200m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1982-07-24 Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand Oscar-winning actress (The Piano, True Blood), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1986-04-04 Cameron Barker, Canadian professional ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Famous Deaths


Person of interestLouis Riel

1885-11-16 Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel