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.
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).