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<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.
<b>Remember This?</b> Devlin's-Morgan's on Sparks Street

Remember This? Devlin's-Morgan's on Sparks Street

R.J. Devlin & Company had deep roots in Ottawa, dating back to 1869 when its founder Robert James Devlin came to the city from London, Ontario to start a furrier business. 
<b>Remember This?</b> The fastest chicken in the world

Remember This? The fastest chicken in the world

The "chicken cannon" wasn't just a gag on a long-running Canadian comedy, but a real weapon used to test the durability of airplanes at Ottawa's airport.
<b>Remember This?</b> Canada's Sweetheart

Remember This? Canada's Sweetheart

The Canadian Press dubbed the St. Moritz Olympics the "Barbara Ann Scott Olympics." 
<b>Remember This?</b> Sex and security

Remember This? Sex and security

A member of the federal Liberal Party accused members of the Conservatives of sleeping with a Soviet spy.
<b>Remember This?</b> Ill-starred royal romance

Remember This? Ill-starred royal romance

A royal wedding was quite the spectacle in Ottawa, back in 1924, even though the partnership didn't have a fairy tale ending.
<b>Remember This?</b> Lady Aberdeen's historical fancy dress ball

Remember This? Lady Aberdeen's historical fancy dress ball

The ball was effectively Ottawa’s "coming out" party.
<b>Remember This?</b> Victorian Order of Home Helpers, a.k.a. the VON

Remember This? Victorian Order of Home Helpers, a.k.a. the VON

Today, the Victorian Order of Nurses has 5,000 employees and 9,000 volunteers, and provides 75 home care, support and community services in more than 1,200 Canadian communities.
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