NWT 1967 Capital

January 18, 2012 by staff 

NWT 1967 Capital, 2005: The world’s largest commercial jet, an Airbus A380 that can carry 800 passengers, is unveiled in Toulouse, France.

1973: An old brewery on Granville Island is renovated and named the Creekhouse, becoming the first building on the island to be converted from industrial use. It currently contains a few art galleries, shops, cafes and studios for several businesses.

1967: No longer will the Northwest Territories be governed from afar in Ottawa – now it’s got a capital on its own turf: Yellowknife. This important new status sparked what has been coined as the third boom in Yellowknife. New sub-divisions are established to house an influx of government workers. The city now has about 20,000 people.

1958: Hockey player Willie O’Ree of the Boston Bruins takes to the ice for a game against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first black to play in the National Hockey League (NHL).

1778: English explorer Captain James Cook becomes the first European to see the Hawaiian Islands when he sails past the island of Oahu. Two days later, he lands at Waimea on the island of Kauai and names the island group the Sandwich Islands, in honor of John Montague, who is the earl of Sandwich and one his patrons.

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