July 9: Hanging 'Bloody Jack'; Billy Mosienko remembered; Schevchenko monument.

July 9, 1914 - Murderer, bank robber and prison escapee "Bloody Jack Krafchenko" is hanged at the Vaughan Street Jail in Winnipeg. Among his crimes was the killing of a Plum Coulee bank manager during a December 1913 hold-up. (Also see and here.)

July 9, 1994 - Billy Mosienko dies.

In a 14 year career with the Chicago Black Hawks (1941 - 1955) he scored 258 goals with 282 assists but it is three goals in particular that he is most remembered for. On March 23, 1952 he scored a hat-trick against the New York Rangers in 21 seconds. It is still an NHL record. He is in the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

Born and raised in the North End, he and Joe Cooper opened a bowling alley at Main and Redwood in 1947.

July 9, 1961 - The Taras Schevchenko monument at the Legislature Grounds is unveiled.

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