October 2: Rudyard Kipling speaks; Double hanging; CKX off the air.

October 2, 1918 – The double hanging of Phillip Johnston and Frank Sullivan takes place in Winnipeg. The two were found guilty of killing Constable Bernard Snowdon during the armed robbery of Rosenblatt's Hardware Store on Main Street. A third man involved in the killing had his sentence commuted to life in prison.

October 2, 1907 - Author and Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling addresses the Canadian Club of Winnipeg. He compared modern Winnipeg to what he saw in a previous visit: “The visions that your old men saw fifteen years ago I saw translated into stone and brick and concrete.”  To read the full text.

October 2, 2009
- CKX Television (Brandon), Manitoba's first private television station, goes off the air.

Former Canada Bread Plant
October 2, 1998 - The Canada Bread Plant on Burnell Street ships its last loaves. The bakery moved to a new facility on Berry Street.

October 2, 1941 - Citizen Kane opens in Winnipeg at the Capitol Theatre.

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