May 7: "Loonie" is struck; Bank of Manitoba opens; 'Peg's first radio station.

May 7, 1987 - The Winnipeg Mint hosts a first-striking ceremony for what would become known as the loonie.

May 8, 1922, Manitoba Free Press

May 7, 1922 - Winnipeg's first radio station CJCG, owned by the Free Press, goes on the air. The first broadcast was a mixture of live and recorded music with a ten-minute sermon on "God's Broadcasting."

For more on early Manitoba radio history. Also see Hammond Museum of Radio.

May 7, 1882 - The ‘Commercial Bank of Manitoba’ receives its charter. It would not last long, though. On July 2, 1893 the bank closed its doors.

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