Feb. 14: Victorias won Stanley Cup; Bomber Fritz Hanson died; New Iceland's elections.

February 14, 1896 - The 1895 - 96 Winnipeg Victorias beat the Montreal Victorias to win the Stanley Cup. More than 2,000 spectators saw the game live in Montreal and play-by-play results were telegraphed back to Winnipeg.

February 14, 1877 - The first elections for the territory of New Iceland were held.

February 14, 1880 - Many Manitoba R.M.s are incorporated, including: Woodlands; Ste. Anne; Portage la Prairie; St. Francois Xavier; Tache; St. Andrews; Lorne; and Rockwood.

February 14, 1996 - Fritz Hanson died in Calgary. The CFL Hall of Famer scored a 78-yard touchdown to help Winnipeg win their first Grey Cup in 1935. The linebacker led the Blue to two more championships.

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