October 26, 1974 – Elim Chapel at Portage at Spence burns.
Built in 1903 as St. Stephen's Presbyterian, it was once home to the congregation of Reverend Charles Gordon, (better known as author Ralph Connor.)
Nobody was injured but the building was completely gutted, including a three-keyboard Casavant organ valued at over $100,000. The congregation decided to rebuild on the same spot when it was found that the foundation and what was left of the walls could be re-used.
October 26, 1942 - The New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Navy Club 9-2 at an exhibition game in front of a sold out audience at the Winnipeg Amphitheatre.
October 26, 1912 - A grand opening banquet is held in the new Bank of Commerce headquarters on Main Street. The building is now known as the Millennium Centre.
October 26, 1928 - At 6 p.m. Winnipeg’s first 'talking picture’ is shown at the Metropolitan Theatre on Donald Street.
The accompanying newsreel and a comedy short featuring Robert Benchley did have spoken word.