July 28: Forks sod turning; Police Chief dies; Terry Fox is born.

The Forks, 1957 (source)

July 28, 1988 - A sod turning ceremony for The Forks takes place. The first project was a $7m transformation of two former CN Express horse barns into a market.

July 28, 1880
- Chief Richard Power of the Manitoba Provincial Police drowns in the Red River. The chief and other officers were returning an escaped prisoner from St. Boniface to Winnipeg when the boat tipped. The body was found near Selkirk the next day. For more see Death of a Chief.

July 28, 1958 - Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox is born in Winnipeg.


The Nor'Wester, July 29, 1897

July 28, 1897
- The first asphalt is laid in Winnipeg ! Contractors Kelly Brothers lay a patch along Kennedy near Assiniboine.

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