February 4: The Marlborough's new wing; CBC-Carman disaster kills 6; Brandon's ACC opens.

February 4, 2007 - Winnipeg firefighters Captain Tom Nichols, 55, and Captain Harold Lessard, 57, are killed in a house fire on Place Gabrielle Roy. Four others are injured.

February 4, 1960
- The new wing of the Marlborough Hotel opens, including the 2,000-person capacity Skyview Ballroom, the city's largest.
Singer and TV star Juliette headlined the opening night's entertainment.

February 4, 1961 - The Brandon Vocational Training Centre, now Assiniboine Community College, opens. (See their 50th anniversary page.)



February 5, 1952, Winnipeg Free Press

February 4, 1952 - A small RCAF plane strikes the CBC radio tower in Carman. All three people aboard are killed. Hours later three repairmen die when the 590-foot steel tower crashed to the ground. (Read my full story of the disaster.)

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