July 26: Ag Hall of Fame; Louise Bridge opens; Vimy memorial dedicated.

July 26, 1936 - King Edward VIII dedicates Canada's National Vimy Memorial in France. (Also see.)

July 26, 1904 - Winnipeg Electric Railway Company is formed by the merger of the Winnipeg General Power Company and Winnipeg Electric Street Railway Company.

July 26, 1978 - The first 15 people are inducted in to the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

July 26, 1966 - CBWT (CBC Manitoba) begins test broadcasts of a colour TV signals in Winnipeg. Over the weekend they showed colour documentaries and travelogues an hour before their regular broadcast time. On weekdays they broadcast the colour test pattern before their regular broadcast to allow colour TV owners to align their sets.

Colour broadcasts of regular programming began in for September.

Louise Bridge
July 26, 1881 - The first CPR train crosses the Louise Bridge. It was a victory for Winnipeg who wooed the CPR main line away from Selkirk Manitoba with the promise of a free bridge.

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