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<b>Remember This?</b> Television arrives in Ottawa

Remember This? Television arrives in Ottawa

The official launch of CBOT on June 2, 1953 was timed to coincide with an event guaranteed to attract the largest audience possible -- the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. 
<b>Remember This?</b> Ottawa's castle

Remember This? Ottawa's castle

The sinking of the Titanic in April of 1912 pushed back the opening of Ottawa's Château Laurier Hotel.
<b>Remember This?</b> The iceman no longer cometh

Remember This? The iceman no longer cometh

In early 1950, Ottawa ice dealers said the demand was as strong as it had been ten or fifteen years earlier, and planned to store 300,000 tons of natural ice during the 1950 ice season. 
<b>Remember This?</b> The Victoria Memorial Museum

Remember This? The Victoria Memorial Museum

The total cost of the building came to roughly $1.25-million, equivalent to more than $27-million in today’s money, and caused many problems for both its builders and the government.
<b>Remember This?</b> Ottawa electrified

Remember This? Ottawa electrified

On May 1, 1885, Ottawa’s new electric street lights were officially switched on. It celebrated the event with music and a parade.  
<b>Remember This?</b> 24 Sussex

Remember This? 24 Sussex

Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and his wife, moved into their new home on April 28, 1951, though their official move date was May 1, when their lease was up on their apartment at the Roxborough. 
<b>Remember This?</b> Hull and Ottawa in flames

Remember This? Hull and Ottawa in flames

The inferno spread over five square miles, consuming more than 3,200 buildings, and doing $10-million to $15-million in damage ($300-million to $450-million in current dollars).
<b>Remember This?</b> The end of 'the crippler'

Remember This? The end of 'the crippler'

This week, back in 1955, a vaccine was deemed successful in the fight against polio. Ottawa’s Strathcona Isolation Hospital was one of six designated centres for the treatment of the disease in Ontario
<b>Remember This?</b> Ottawa's checkered past

Remember This? Ottawa's checkered past

Checkers became a really big deal in Ottawa in the late 1800's -- The first known checker tournament happened this week back in 1877, involving 26 players from Wellington Ward and St. George’s Ward.
<b>Remember This?</b> Ottawa City Hall fire

Remember This? Ottawa City Hall fire

What had been viewed as the epitome of fine municipal architecture fifty years earlier became a thoroughly out-of-fashion fire hazard.
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