August 24, 1914 - Harry Colebourn of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps purchases an orphaned black female bear cub in White River, Ontario for $20 and names her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. Also see Pooh, we hardly new you.
August 24, 1870 - The Red River Expeditionary Force
of 1870, also called the Wolseley Expedition after its leader, arrives
at Red River to quash Louis Riel's provisional government. Riel fled
to the U.S.. For a timeline of Louis Riel's life.
August 24, 1974 - Rudolph Besler, long-time owner of the Park Theatre on Osborne Street, dies.
August 24, 2012 - The city orders the Civic Parkade be closed indefinitely after an engineering study finds major faults with its condition.