September 9: West End library opens; Prince of Wales arrives; For Better or For Worse.

September 9, 1881 -The Portage la Prairie Weekly Tribune begins publishing. It lasted for 35 years.

September 9, 1979Lynn Johnston's comic strip For Better or for Worse debuts.

A native of Ontario, she moved to her husband's home town of Lynn Lake as the strip went into production. At its peak "FBOFW" appeared in over 2000 newspapers in 20 countries and was translated into 8 languages.

Here's a
CBC interview with Johnston from the early days.

West End Library
September 9, 1966 - The first West End Library at Ellice and Arlington opens to the public. In 2009 it relocated to the Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre. Here's a history of the building and library service in the West End.

September 9, 1919 - The Prince of Wales arrives in Winnipeg at 11 a.m.. Crowds line Main Street to catch a glimpse of the prince of Wales who arrived in Winnipeg at 11 a.m.. His itinerary included a Veterans' inspection, the awarding of medals, and the official opening of Winnipeg's Aquaduct. (Read the New York Times story.)

September 9, 1990 - Hugh Robert Sutherland dies in Winnipeg. Born in Winnipeg in 1907, he was a member of the 1932 Olympic Gold Medal winning hockey team The Winnipegs.

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