September 16: City clock unveiled; Bisons open University Stadium; Pope at Bird's Hill; Alfred Boyd, first "premier".

Winnipeg City Hall
September 16, 1974 - Winnipeg's city hall clock is unveiled. It was a centennial birthday gift to Winnipeg from the Molson Group of Companies, which included Molson Brewery, Beaver Lumber and Willson's Stationers.

September 16 1870 - Winnipeg businessman Alfred Boyd (1836-1908) becomes Manitoba's first 'premier'. The title was actually "Provincial Secretary in the Executive Council and Chief Minister". It would be another four years before the Chief Minister became part of the government, thus making them a Premier.

Boyd Street in Winnipeg is named for him.

September 16, 2006 - The final ex-WREN reunion dinner is held in Winnipeg. The Women's Royal Navy Service (WRNS) was created in 1942 and disbanded in 1946.

September 16, 1914 - The Canadian Aviation Corps, forerunner to the RCAF, is created under the command of Sir Sam Hughes.

University Stadium
September 16, 1967 - The University of Manitoba Bisons play their first regular season football game at University Stadium. They beat the UBC Thunderbirds 9 - 0.

September 16, 1935
- Streetcar service to Charleswood ends. It is replaced by bus service.

September 16, 1984 - Pope John Paul II celebrates mass in front of 150,000 people at Bird’s Hill Park. His homily included the following:

"Manitoba itself truly reflects a variety of many different cultures. Besides its population of British origin and French origin - in addition to native peoples - so many other Western countries are represented here….

The historical experience of the two founding peoples of Canada who bound themselves to live in mutual respect for the unique cultural identity of each other has providentially created that atmosphere of respect for cultural diversity which characterizes Canada today. In her own multicultural interaction, Canada not only offers to the world a creative vision of society but she also has a splendid opportunity to show consistency between what she believes and what she does."

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