Timeline of Regina history

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

19th century

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

20th century

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

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