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<b>Remember This?</b> Ottawa's self-proclaimed weather prophet

Remember This? Ottawa's self-proclaimed weather prophet

Ottawa’s Dr. Ezekiel Stone Wiggins predicted a storm of biblical proportions on September 22, 1882.
<b>Remember This?</b> Ottawa's first labour movements

Remember This? Ottawa's first labour movements

While strikes were legal back in 1891, six months’ notice had to be provided to management. 
<b>Remember This?</b> Mowat and MacGillivray -- stock market swindlers

Remember This? Mowat and MacGillivray -- stock market swindlers

Two young men were sent to jail for taking advantage of Ottawans during the 1920's before watching their network come crumbling down due to the Great Depression.
<b>Remember This?</b> Ottawa entertains the empire

Remember This? Ottawa entertains the empire

One-hundred-and-eighty delegates and 40 wives arrived in the capital on a special train put on by the Canada Atlantic Railway. Reportedly, their train was the heaviest passenger train ever hauled over a Canadian railroad.
<b>Remember This?</b> Mass transit

Remember This? Mass transit

Horse-powered rail cars were the first modes of mass public transit in Ottawa.
<b>Remember This?</b> The Weatherhill charivari

Remember This? The Weatherhill charivari

An old Canadian 'tradition' halted after a death in a part of Ottawa which used to be known as Mount Sherwood.
<b>Remember This?</b> The 'Ottawa lad' who helped start World War II

Remember This? The 'Ottawa lad' who helped start World War II

This week back in 1914, a German-born man's charmed life in Ottawa took a drastic turn.
<b>Remember This?</b> Lord Elgin visits Bytown

Remember This? Lord Elgin visits Bytown

Ottawa was named Canada's capital just a few years after Lord Elgin toured the region.
<b>Remember This?</b> The Imperial Economic Conference

Remember This? The Imperial Economic Conference

In preparation for the social battles about to be joined, it was reported that some ladies had brought maids as well as 20-30 pieces of luggage filled with gowns, shoes, and hats to wear at the many gala events and garden parties. 
<b>Remember This?</b> The drive-in

Remember This? The drive-in

Drive-in theatres were most popular in Ottawa back in the 1950s and '60s, but they're enjoying a renaissance during COVID-19.
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