January 20: King Edward dies; Albert Cohen born; The Pas' Courthouse.

January 20, 1914 - Albert Cohen is born in the North End. In 1947 he and brother Sam opened the Surplus Army And Navy store on Main Street. By 1961 the parent company GENDIS was a coast-to-coast retailer with SAAN, Metropolitan and Greenberg stores. Cohen died in 2011. For more on the life and times of Albert Cohen.

January 20, 1982 - The Courthouse and Community Building, 306 Fischer Avenue, The Pas, is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

January 20, 1936 - Manitoba flags fly at half mast at the news of the death of King George V from pneumonia. The Prince of Wales became King Edward VIII.

Edward had a number of Canadian ties. As Prince of Wales he fought in Flanders with the Canadian Expeditionary Corps, he laid the cornerstone for the current parliament buildings and was a frequent visitor to the ranch he owned in Pekisko, Alberta. As King, he unveiled the Vimy Memorial in France.

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