March 4, 1984 - Sharon Carstairs becomes leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, the first woman in Manitoba, and only the second in Canada, to lead a major political party.
Stranded employees at Sears (source)
Most of the snow fell during the workday stranding thousands and killing two. Department stores acted as temporary shelters for the night making room for 1,600 stranded people.
For more on the blizzard of 1966. For a perspective from south of the border.