July 18: Police officer down, Eaton's opens.

July 18, 1969 - Constable Leonard W.C. Shakespeare of the St. Boniface Police Department is shot to death after responding to a robbery call at Provencher and Des Meurons.

July 18, 1905 - At 2:30 p.m. Timothy Eaton and his grandson, four year-old Timothy C. Eaton, formally open Eaton's flagship store Portage Avenue. There was one catch: nothing was for sale. The first day was to allow people to familiarize themselves with the prices, merchandise and layout of the store. It is reported that over 20,000 people came to have a look.

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