August 28: Brandon dismisses police force; Andy Bathgate; Jacob Penner; Gilbert Plains' quadruple murder.

Manitoba Free Press, August 29, 1919

August 28
, 1919 – Brandon's City Council fires the entire police force, including the chief, after growing tired of mismanagement, financial improprieties and infighting among senior members. This is the second time in five years that the entire force was canned.

Morning Telegram, August 29, 1899 (source)

August 28, 1899
- A mass murder-suicide claims four lives in Gilbert Plains, MB. Read the Morning Telegram article here.

August 28, 1932 - Andy Bathgate is born in Winnipeg. In his 20-year NHL career, most of it with the Rangers, he scored 973 points in 1,069 games and won the Hart Trophy in 1958-59.

August 28, 1903 - Robinson's has a back to school sale !

August 28, 1965 - Jacob Penner dies. He was city councillor for the North End from 1934 to 1961 with the exception of 22 months when he was interred by the Canadian government for being a Communist. In 2000 Jacob Penner Park was named for him.

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