December 18: Dr. Duckworth; CKX FM on the air; Shragge the scrap king.

December 18, 1963 - CKX-FM Brandon goes on the air broadcasting from noon to midnight.

December 18, 1989 - It is announced that smoking on Canadian commercial flights is prohibited. CBC Archives story.

 Schragge Iron and Metals
December 18, 1861 - Benjamin Schragge is born in Austria. In the 1880s he came to Winnipeg and by 1890 was operating a scrap yard at King Street and Dufferin Avenue. In 1913 he had the Schragge Warehouse built on that spot.

December 18, 1957 - The Brandon Generating Station, the first coal-burning generating station built by the Manitoba Hydro Energy Board, goes into initial service with one 33-MW unit.

December 18, 1893 - Bishop Robert Machray is elected the first Anglican Primate of Canada.

December 18, 2008
Dr. Harry Duckworth dies.

Born in Brandon in 1915, he attended Wesley College and received his PhD in physics from the University of Chicago. After a successful research career in nuclear physics, much of it at McMaster University, he returned to Manitoba to serve as vice president of the U of M (1965 - 70), president of the U of W (1971 - 78), and chancellor of the U of M (1986 - 92).

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