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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 27th

July 27, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1938:
“I turned around to write a few words. Then back again. The whole picture of the fire had changed” – The Pier D Fire.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 26th

July 26, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1888:
“The first thing I knew she hit, and that settled it” – the end of the S.S. Beaver.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 25th

July 25, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1970:
“Subway Net To Serve City?” – the beginnings of the Skytrain.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 22nd

July 22, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1900:
“Fishermen’s Strike Rapidly Approaching Acute Stage”.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 21st

July 21, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1969:
“We have again proven conclusively and incontrovertibly that B.C. leads the world in bathtub technology” – the 3rd Annual Nanaimo-Vancouver Bathtub Race.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 20th

July 20, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1885:
“Every person of Chinese origin shall pay into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada, on entering Canada, at the port, or other place of entry, a duty of fifty dollars” – the beginning of the federal Head Tax.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 19th

July 19, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1937:
“After every experiment has been made, and popularity assured, sliced bread comes to Vancouver.”

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 18th

July 18, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1921:

“It is downright cruelty. Just think of the shock to the bugs when the wood hits!” – the VPD encounters the world’s most tenderhearted man.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 17th

July 17, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1912:
“Children grow rapidly in the spring. They grow but little in hot weather. Let the mothers of young babies remember the latter half of that statement.”

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 15th

July 15, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1952:

Little attention is paid in either the Vancouver Sun or Province as the second Lumbermen’s Arch is officially dedicated.

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