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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 4th

August 4, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1990:

B.C. Place echoes with the sound of fans, atheletes, and a 200-member Festival Chorus, as the stadium hosts the opening ceremonies of the third annual Gay Games.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 3rd

August 3, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1913:

“Jovial Jack Tars Pursue Greasy Pig. Hefty Ladies Provide a Good Deal of Amusement for Spectators; Dismantling of Field Guns, Sack and Pipe Races are Features”.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 2nd

August 2, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1918:
In response to the murder of labour martyr Arthur “Ginger” Goodwin, the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council organizes a 24-hour general strike, the first of its kind in Canadian History.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: August 1st

August 1, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1928:

Locals swell with pride in all corners of the city as Percy Williams, a Vancouver sprinter, wins two gold medals at the Amsterdam Olympics, and earns himself the title of the “world’s fastest human”.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 29th

July 29, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

2009:
“We born-and-bred Metro Vancouverites are simply not meant for the heat” – the hottest day in Vancouver history.

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THIS DAY IN VANCOUVER: July 28th

July 28, 2012 | by  |  This Day In Vancouver

1957:

At 9:45, in the skies above their Inglewood Avenue home, a Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of West Vancouver catch sight of a flying saucer.

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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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