June 4: Iconic strike image; 1900 murder-suicide; Russell incorporates.

June 4, 1919 - A march by the Great War Veterans Association through the streets of Winnipeg creates one of the iconic photos of the 1919 General Strike.

June 4, 1900 - A Notre Dame Ave. W. home is the scene of a tragic attempted murder/suicide. After a family argument Mr. Francis Kerr shot his wife twice but, thanks to interference from a lodger, the bullets struck her in the shoulder. Mr. Kerr fled to the upstairs bedroom and was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Read the full account in the Morning Telegram.

June 4, 1897 - The cornerstone is laid for the Scandinavian Mission Church on Ellen at Logan. For a more detailed history. In 1993 the building was designated a provincial heritage site.

June 4, 2005 - RCMP Constable James Munro of Dauphin rescues a man from a burning building in Flin Flon. He later received the Medal of Bravery from the Governor General.

June 4, 2011 - The Manitoba Children's Museum reopens after a $10 m expansion. 

June 4, 1907 - The village of Russell is incorporated. The settlement was founded by Major C. A. Boulton in the early 1880s. It is believed to be named after Lindsey Russell, Surveyor General of Canada, who mapped the region in 1871.

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