October 25: Remembering Bob Burns; Pinawa Station retired; Tories crash at polls.

October 25, 2010 - Broadcaster Bob Burns dies. He was best known as host of the long-running CJAY TV show Teen Dance Party and as the Winnipeg reporter who scored an interview with the Beatles when they landed in Winnipeg for a refueling stop in 1964.

October 25, 1951 - The Pinawa Hydro Generating Station is retired after 45 years of service.
When it opened in 1906 it became Manitoba's first year-round hydro generating station. The site is now a Provincial Heritage Park.

October 25, 1993 - Kim Campbell's Tories are defeated at the polls just four months after being sworn in as Canada's first female Prime Minister. The party dropped from a majority of 154 seats to just two, (Elsie Wayne in NB and Jean Charest in QC).

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