Also see Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and my Winnipeg Downtown Places post.
September 25, 1926 - Arthur Meighen's reign as Prime Minister ends when he loses a confidence motion in the House of Commons by a single vote.
September 25 1873 – The first recruitment drive for NWMP officers begins. Nine officers are hired under the command of Lt. Col Osborne Smith.
September 25, 1925 - Work begins at the corner of Portage and Memorial on the new Hudson Bay Company flagship store.
September 25, 1896 - The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company is formed in Wawanesa, Manitoba. The idea for a rural-based insurance co-op came to founders Alonzo Fowler Kempton and Charles Kerr over a jar of whiskey one evening in 1895. For more on Wawanesa Insurance Company's history. (Image: Daily Nor'Wester Oct 14, 1897).September 25, 1964 - Labour leader Robert Boyd “R. B.” Russell dies. During the Winnipeg General Strike he was jailed for a year at Stoney Mountain Penitentiary. R. B. Russell Vocational School is named for him.