February 21, 1923 - Five thousand people crowd around the base of the old Free Press Building on Carlton Street to witness Harry Houdini attempt to escape from a straight jacket while suspended 30 feet above the parking lot.
was a publicity stunt for his week-long show at the Orpheum Theatre
that began later that day. Also on the bill was entertainer Jack Benny !
February 21, 1994 - The Winnipeg Police Department is renamed the Winnipeg Police Service.