March 3: Thomas Scott convicted; fire on Main Street; firemen to London; Carman's Leader.

March 3, 1942 - An order-in-council is signed to create the Canadian Corps of Civilian Firefighters. The Corps, made up of hundreds of firemen from across Canada, were deployed to England during the Blitz to fight fires. Around 30 of those were members of Winnipeg's fire department. For more. 

March 3, 1898 - The Carman Valley Leader begins publishing as the Dufferin Leader.


Images of the fire: Winnipeg Fire Museum

March 3, 1954
- The Manitoba Hotel, The Imperial Hotel and four other businesses at 509-517 Main St., (across from city hall), burn to the ground.

March 3, 1975
- The first all-female troop, (a total of 32 women), graduate from the RCMP Depot in Regina. For more.


March 3, 1870 - Thomas Scott is convicted of taking up arms against Riel’s provisional government and was executed the following day.

Scott’s death made him a martyr to some and hardened Eastern Canadian sentiment toward Riel. In Winnipeg the former Orange Hall on Princess Street was named the Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall.

March 3, 1966 - Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay form Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles.

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