January 2, 1871 - Manitoba Lieutenant Governor Adams Archibald hosts the province’s first New Year’s Levée at Upper Fort Garry. For a history of Manitoba's levée.
January 2, 1920 - Winnipeg's Metropolitan Theatre
opens as the Allen Theatre. The date was delayed when the 2,000
theatre sets went missing en route from Minnesota to Winnipeg.
sitting empty for 25 years, it reopened as the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in 2012.