February 18, 1976 - The circa 1882 Cauchon Block / Empire Hotel façade is declared a provincial historic object. A large section of the former Main Street building is on display at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain. For more about the block.
February 18, 1952 - Winnipeg Fireman Frank Christie, 36, collapses and dies an hour after returning from a fire at the
Manitoba Barrel and Drum company on 394 Dufferin Avenue. An inquest
determined his death to be a heart attack "brought on by exertion
necessary in the performance of his duties."