March 7, 1901 - The Grandview Exponent begins publication. It is one of Manitoba's younger rural, weekly papers !
March 7, 1996 - André Lewis is named Artistic Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
March 7, 1854
- Patrick Shea is born in County Kerry, Ireland.
came to Manitoba in 1882 and
co-founded Shea’s Brewery. An avid horseman, he built a stable of
prize-winning Clydesdale teams to transport his beer around the city.
Before his death in 1933 he sold them to St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch
and they became an American advertizing icon for their Budweiser brand.
For more see my blog post: Budweiser's Clydesdales and their Winnipeg Origin.