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 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.)