It was November 8, 1873 that the City of Winnipeg City, an area of three square miles and 1869 souls, was incorporated.
It was actually the second attempt at incorporation, the first was so heated that Dr. Bird, the speaker of the Manitoba Legislature, was ambushed and tarred (some accounts claim he was feathered as well) in protest.
For an interesting look back check out the Winnipeg Archives Pathways display "An Act of Imagination"
Sadly, the birthday is not noted in the city's own calendar for the day..... so:
HAPPY 135th WINNIPEG !!!!