November 9: BTO tops U.S. charts; Free Press preview; Hull plays for Jets.

November 9, 1872 - The Manitoba Free Press releases a free preview edition of their paper. Volume 1 Number 1 would hit the streets on November 20th.

November 9, 1933 - Canadian National opens its rail line to Lynn Lake, Manitoba.

November 9, 1974 - Bachman Turner Overdrive’s "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" tops 

The song was recorded by Randy Bachman for his brother Gary who had a stutter. When record execs heard it, they insisted that it be recorded for their Not Fragile album. At first Randy refused, then tried recording it without the stutter which didn't work.

November 9, 1924 - John Wesley Cockburn dies. An engineer from Ontario, he came to Winnipeg after working on the Welland Canal project. Eventually he opened a general store and was elected to city council three times. Cockburn Street is named after him.

November 9, 1972 - Bobby Hull plays his first home game with the Winnipeg Jets. Legal wrangling between the WHA and NHL kept him sidelined since the beginning of the season.

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