April 6, 1918 - Constable Bernard W. Snowden, 30, of the Winnipeg Police Department is shot and killed while investigating a break-in.
April 6, 1953 - Brandon firefighter Frederick J Brown,(57), becomes Brandon's only fireman killed in the line of duty while fighting the Olympia Cafe fire.
According to the 7 April 1953 Free Press, Brown was “...trapped
in the basement of the building housing the Olympia Café during the
early stages of the fire and the blaze spread so quickly that the other
members of the brigade could not reach him”.
April 6, 1912
- The Town of Transcona is incorporated. The name was chosen from
thousands of contest entries and is a combination of the names
‘Transcontinental’ (after the railway) and ‘Strathcona’ (after Lord Strathcona, one of the founders of the railway.)
Transcona celebrates its centenary this summer ! Also see the Transcona Historical Museum at the Virtual Museum of Canada.
April 6, 1949 - Thomas Creighton
dies. In 1915 the prospector staked a claim to the ore body that
became the Flin Flon mine. Neighbouring Creighton, Saskatchewan is
named for him.