December 9, 1926 – The Rose Theatre opens on Sargent Avenue at Arlington Street with the feature Why Girls Go Back Home starring Myrna Loy. It is now a commercial building.
Rose was part of the local Allied Theatre chain which included: the
Roxy on Henderson Highway (now Roxy Lanes); the long-vacant Palace on
Selkirk Avenue; and the Uptown on Academy Road (now Uptown Academy
Lanes). For more about the Rose and the Allied chain.
December 9, 1878 – The first train from St. Paul, Minnesota arrives in Winnipeg. The total travel time was nearly 30 hours !
This Library and Archives photo may be of that voyage. It it was taken by Sanford Fleming (date unknown) and entitled "This is the first train seen on the Canadian Prairies at the opening of the Pembina Branch to Winnipeg". The Pembina line runs from Emerson to Winnipeg.
December 9, 1939 - The Bombers beat the Ottawa Roughriders at Lansdowne Park for the 27th Grey Cup. The team is in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. CBC Archives has a radio clip of the game and post-game interviews.
December 9, 1914 - Lt. Harry Colebourn donates Winnie the Bear
to the London Zoo for safekeeping while he is in to France. His
intention was to bring her back to Winnipeg with him when the fighting
December 9, 2011 - The ribbon is cut on the new Youth for Christ centre at Higgins and Main.