This morning our clocks fell back an hour and we’ll take a look back at what happened in Vancouver during the month of November over the last century.
This Month in History
Source: The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver.
November 3, 1862
Three fellows named Morton, Brighouse and Hailstone filed a claim today for the land that is now Vancouver’s West End. They paid more than $1 an acre, which led scoffers in New Westminster—who thought the land was of little value—to call them “The Three Greenhorns“.
November 8, 1927
The Orpheum, a vaudeville performance today inaugurated a new theatre in Vancouver, an elegant palace of entertainment that’s still around.
November 12, 1938
The Lions Gate Bridge opened without ceremony. The official opening would happen May 26, 1939 with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the Queen Mother.
November 14, 1982
The 255-tonne fabric dome originally on BC Place was blown up today, creating the stadium’s signature ‘marshmallow’ top.
November 20, 1982
Vancouver voters today decided that it was okay to shop on Sundays.
November 22, 1894
St. Paul’s Hospital opened in Vancouver.