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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: March 26th

March 26, 2014 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1915:
“For a world’s championship event it was indeed a rather poor exhibition” – The Vancouver Millionaires win the Stanley Cup.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: March 24th

March 24, 2014 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1949:
For the first time since 1886, the BC Legislature legalizes a highly contentious food product: margarine.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: March 21st

March 21, 2014 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1984:
From the parking lot of Oakridge Mall, in front of a crowd of supporters, Rick Hansen launches his international “Man In Motion” tour.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: March 19th

March 19, 2014 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1974:
After considerable public outcry, The Orpheum Theatre is saved from destruction.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: March 17th

March 17, 2014 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1939:
The demolition of the English Bay PIer.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: March 14th

March 14, 2014 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1972:
The Bayshore Inn in Coal Harbour unexpectedly becomes home to an eccentric out-of-town guest: Howard Hughes.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: March 10th

March 10, 2014 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1927:
A freighter collides with the Second Narrows Bridge… again.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 8th

August 8, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1887:

“The joke at the time was, that one needed a candle to find the electric light” – Vancouver’s gets its first streetlights.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 7th

August 7, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

“I saw it all. There was no provocation. I couldn’t believe I could live in a country where this was happening” – the Gastown Riot.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 5th

August 5, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1965:

After only 11 months, the final challenge to the city’s Pacific Press newspaper monopoly disintegrates, as the Vancouver Times publishes its final full edition.

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