Timeline of Regina history

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The timeline of Regina history shows the significant events in the history of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

19th century[edit]

The first house in Regina (1882)
Territorial Administration Buildings, Dewdney Avenue, circa 1898

20th century[edit]

St Nicholas's Church built in 1902
  • 1902 – St Nicholas's Romanian Orthodox Church established;[1] it is the oldest Romanian Orthodox parish in North America.[2]
  • 1903 – With a population of more than 3,000, Regina was incorporated as a city on June 19, with Jacob W. Smith serving as the first mayor.
  • 1906 – Regina was proclaimed the capital of the province of Saskatchewan on May 23 by the first provincial government, led by Premier Walter Scott.
  • 1906 – Royal Saskatchewan Museum established.
  • 1906-07 – The Old Post Office built. Its distinctive bell tower was added in 1912.
  • 1908-12 – The monumental Saskatchewan Legislative Building was built.
  • 1910 – University of Regina established.
  • 1911 – The first site in Regina used for flying was the infield at Regina Exhibition Park's horse race track, where visiting barnstormer "Lucky Bob" St. Pierre flew a Curtiss Model D biplane in August.
  • 1911-12 – Train Station- later to become Casino Regina was built.
  • 1912 – On June 30, a tornado known as the Regina Cyclone hit the community, levelling much of the young city's business district, killing 28 people and injuring hundreds, making it Canada's deadliest tornado.
  • 1913 – Regina Normal School built.
  • 1914 – St George's Cathedral founded[3] though the present building dates from the early 1960s), the episcopal seat of the Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Regina.
  • 1929 – Regina grew rapidly till the Great Depression, when Saskatchewan was the third province of Canada[4] in both population and economic indicators. Thereafter, Saskatchewan never recovered its early promise and Regina's growth slowed and at times reversed.
  • 1930 – Albert Memorial Bridge (Regina, Saskatchewan) opened on November 10.
  • 1933 – Regina Manifesto.
  • 1935 – The adoption by the new CCF (now the NDP) of the Regina Manifesto, which set out the new party's goals.
  • 1935 – The Regina Riot, an incident of the On-to-Ottawa Trek, on 1 July.
  • 1944 – The 1944 election of the CCF under T.C. Douglas, the first social democratic government in North America[5] and a pioneer of numerous social programs – notably of course Medicare[6] – which were later adopted in other provinces and nationally.
  • 1945 – At the conclusion of the war Regina's population was about 65,000.
  • 1956 – The Prince Edward Building (Regina) was replaced as a post office.
  • 1960 – The Romanian Orthodox cathedral built on Victoria Avenue in the East End.
  • 1962 – The Saskatchewan Doctors' Strike, when medical doctors withheld their services in response to the introduction of Medicare with the enactment of the Medical Care Insurance Act, 1961 (Sask.)[7]
  • 1965 – The 1894 building was replaced in 1965 by the current courthouse on Victoria Avenue between Smith and McIntyre Streets.[8] The Avord Tower now stands on the site of the Supreme Court building.
  • 1966 – Globe Theatre, Regina founded.

21st century[edit]

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