January 3, 1878 - Winnipeg's central fire hall on Market Square opens. It served until 1965, when it was replaced by Fire Hall No.1 on Ellen Street.
January 3, 1945 - Oliver Pollard dies. A pioneer of the printing industry in Manitoba, the company he co-founded in 1907, Saults and Pollard, is a predecessor to today’s Pollard Banknote.
January 3, 2002 – Scientist Dr. Baldur Rosmund Stefansson dies. Born at Vestfold, MB and educated at the U of M, his crop research led to the creation of an edible version of canola.