March 4: Carstairs as leader; the blizzard of '66.

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)

March 4, 1966 – The Blizzard of 1966 strikes Winnipeg. Over the course of the day 35 centimeters of snow combined with 120 kilometre per-hour winds to quickly grind the city to a halt.

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.

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