January 27: Remembering S. R. Henderson; MB women get right to vote; HBC Archives arrives.

January 27, 1916 - The Manitoba Legislature unanimously passes a bill to give most Manitoba women the right to vote, a first in Canada. For more, see "Give us our due: How Manitoba women won the vote".

January 27, 1928 - S.R. Henderson, 64, dies of natural causes at at his North Kildonan home. (Also see.)

Henderson was a descendant of one of East Kildonan's original homesteading families and worked tirelessly for many community organizations ranging from horticultural societies to John Black Church and municipal council. He was also the first president of the Manitoba Good Roads Association and for 18 years worked to promote road maintenance throughout the province during the early years of the private automobile. 

Both Henderson Highway and Essar Avenue (his initials spelled out) are named for him.

The Free Press reported the following day: “He was always on the side of progress, looking ahead and anticipating good results and general benefits from some project that to others might have seemed without merit".

January 27, 1993 - The Manitoba Archives becomes the permanent home to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.

January 27, 1898 - L' echo du Manitoba begins publishing.

January 27, 1955 - Mayor George Sharpe cuts the ribbon to officially open Pierre's Restaurant. The building hosted number of restaurant and night club concepts over the years. The last was the Palomino Club, which opened in 1988. it was demolished in 2016.

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