July 16: Detective Sims killed; Manitoba's provincial bird; Manitoba Club formed.

July 16, 1950 – Winnipeg Police Detective-Sergeant Ted Sims is shot to death after responding to a domestic dispute. The man who killed him, Henry Malanik, would become the last to hang in Manitoba. For more about the killing and the punishment.

July 16, 1987 - Manitoba adopts the Great Grey Owl as its provincial bird.

July 16, 1874 - The Manitoba Club is founded.

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