October 28: Royal visit to Rivers; Susan Thompson, Glen Murray elected mayor.

October 28, 1951 -  Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh spend the afternoon at Rivers, Manitoba's Joint Air Training Centre. It was to make up for an oversight that angered many Winnipeggers, their failure to visit Deer Lodge Veterans Hospital while visiting the city the week prior. Three bus loads of Veterans made the journey to Rivers to meet the Royal Couple.

October 28, 1992 - Susan Thompson is elected the 40th mayor of Winnipeg. She is the first woman to hold the position.

October 28, 1998 - Glen Murray defeats Peter Kaufman to become Winnipeg's 41st mayor. He is now an MPP in the Ontario Legislature.

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