February 14: Winnipeg wins the Stanley Cup; Bomber Fritz Hanson; New Iceland elections.

1895-96 jersey (source)

February 14, 1896 - The 1895 - 96 Winnipeg Victorias beat the Montreal Victorias to win the Stanley Cup. More than 2,000 spectators saw the game live in Montreal and to-the-minute play by play results were telegraphed back to Winnipeg. 

For more on the game, also check out this documentary. To read about their 1903 Stanley Cup win.

February 14, 1996 - Fritz Hanson dies in Calgary. The CFL Hall of Famer scored a 78-yard touchdown to help Winnipeg win their first Grey Cup in 1935. The linebacker led the Blue to two more championships.

Though he was an American, when war broke out he joined the Canadian Forces. Upon his return from the war he joined Calgary and played two more seasons in the CFL.

February 14, 1877 - The First elections for New Iceland are held.

February 14, 1880 - Many Manitoba R.M.s are incorporated, including: Woodlands; Ste. Anne; Portage la Prairie; St. Francois Xavier; Tache; St. Andrews; Lorne; and Rockwood.

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