July 16th, 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 man to hang in Manitoba. For more about the killing and the punishment.
July 16, 1987 - Manitoba adopts the Great Gray Owl as its provincial bird.
July 16, 1874 - The Manitoba Club is created.