April 8 1963 - Margaret Konantz (née Rogers) is the first woman elected as a Member of Parliament in Manitoba. For more about her see my West End Dumplings post.
April 8, 1927 - Lois Miriam Freeman Wilson is born in Winnipeg.
A graduate of U of M,
she was the first woman moderator of the United Church in Canada and
the first Canadian to serve as president of the World Council of
Churches. She also served as a Senator (now retired) giving her the
verbose official title of "The Honourable The Very Reverend Senator Lois Wilson" !
April 8, 1820 - Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, dies in the South of France.