August 7: Union Station's first train; Group of Seven's Fitzgerald; Commonwealth Games' first medalist.

Union Station 2
August 7, 1911 - The first train arrives at the Union Station on Main Street. The building  didn't officially open until the following June.

August 7, 1985
- The Brandon Normal School at 1129 Queens Avenue in Brandon is designated a Provincial Heritage Site.

August 7, 1959 - The first HMCS Winnipeg is decommissioned and given to the Belgian Navy.

Sherbrook Street Mural
August 7, 1956 - Winnipeg-born Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald dies. He was the only Western Canadian painter to become a member of the Group of Seven and served as principal of the Winnipeg School of Art from 1929 to 47.

August 7, 1934 - Winnipegger Judith Moss becomes the first Manitoban to win a medal at the Empire (now Commonwealth) Games in Wembley, England.

The 18 year-old won the Canadian springboard diving championship earlier that year at the national championships held at the Sherbrook Pool. The Winnipeg Winter Club and local chapter of the swimming federation raised the funds to send her to England. She was inaugurated into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

Days later another Winnipeg teen, Evelyn Goshawk, jumped her personal best to place second in the long jump.

1 comment:

Blogger said...

Swag Bucks is the biggest get-paid-to site.