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<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. 
<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.
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