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<b>Remember This?</b> The Rideau Canal Basin -- going, going, gone

Remember This? The Rideau Canal Basin -- going, going, gone

While we sometimes complain about the turbid nature of the water and the summertime weeds that choke stretches of the waterway and parts of Dow’s Lake, this is nothing compared to the complaints of residents of the 1880s. 
<b>Remember This?</b> Ottawa gets its first telephone

Remember This? Ottawa gets its first telephone

The first phone line was installed on this day 143 years ago, linking the office of Alexander Mackenzie, the Premier of the Dominion of Canada, in his capacity as the Minister of Public Works, to the office of Lord Dufferin, Canada’s Governor General, at Rideau Hall.
<b>Remember This?</b> Buffalo Bill comes to Ottawa

Remember This? Buffalo Bill comes to Ottawa

One of the most famous (or infamous, depending on how you view it) cowboys of all time made a couple of visits to Canada's capital -- one of which happened on November 1, 140 years ago.
<b>Remember This?</b> The Slater Street explosion

Remember This? The Slater Street explosion

Luckily, the blast happened on a Saturday morning, as officials believed it could have injured or killed 600 had it happened during the week.
<b>Remember This?</b> Peter Aylen and Ottawa hooligan group 'the Shiners'

Remember This? Peter Aylen and Ottawa hooligan group 'the Shiners'

In the very early days of Ottawa, Peter Aylen and the Shiners did their best to overtake local industry and government.
<b>Remember This?</b> The Ottawa Nationals

Remember This? The Ottawa Nationals

Ottawa's short stint with a team in the World Hockey Association seemed doomed from the beginning.
<b>Remember This?</b> General Tom Thumb visits Ottawa

Remember This? General Tom Thumb visits Ottawa

This is what it looked like when an international celebrity visited Ottawa almost 160 years ago.
<b>Remember This?</b> The Chaudière Bridges

Remember This? The Chaudière Bridges

Construction on the original Chaudière Bridge began today, 194 years ago.
<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. 
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