May 6: Strike date set; Headingley's last streetcar; 1950 flood's only Winnipeg casualty.

May 6, 1919 - The Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council holds a vote to gauge whether or not other Winnipeg unions will participate in a sympathetic strike in support of the Metal Trades Council. The results, (rounded off): Yeas: 11,000 Nays: 500.

A General Strike is set for 11 am, Thursday, May 15th.

May 6, 1930 - The last streetcar runs to Headingley. It is replaced by bus service.

May 6, 2008 - The Original Pancake House celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Wally Guberman opened the first restaurant in 1958.

May 6, 1974 - Les Lear is elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. After a career in the NFL he won three Grey Cup rings, with Winnipeg in '39 and '41 and with Calgary in '48, as a player-coach.

May 6, 1950 - Lawson Alfred Ogg becomes Winnipeg's sole fatality during the flood of 1950. For more.

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