November 25: Tommy Prince dies; Winnipeg's deadliest fire; 'Mud Bowl' in Toronto.

November 27, 1922, Manitoba Free Press

November 25, 1922 – At 2:30 a.m. what is likely the deadliest fire in Winnipeg’s history destroys the dormitory and library of College Saint Boniface. Ten people are killed, nine of them students ranging in age from nine to sixteen. Eighteen others were injured.  

For a full post about the tragedy. For Winnipeg's five deadliest fires.

November 25, 1950 - The Toronto Argonauts record the sixth, and last, shutout in Grey Cup final history. Unfortunately, it was a 13-0 defeat of the Blue Bombers in the so-called "Mud Bowl." (Check out the link for some video footage !)

Royal Canadian Legion No. 1
November 25, 1977 - Thomas George "Tommy" Prince dies. 

An Ojibwa born in Petersfield, Manitoba, he served in the army from 1940 to 1954. During battle in World War II and Korea he received eleven medals making him the most decorated known Aboriginal soldier. He also received a civilian commendation in 1955 for saving a man from drowning in the Red River in Winnipeg.

Brookside Cemetery
Prince is buried in the Field of Honour at Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg.

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