Via Vancouver Real Estate, Maggie Chandler writes a review: Who Was Captain Vancouver. Excerpt
I checked out the year I was born, 1965, and found out that Simon Fraser University enrolled its first students, The Vancouver Sun and Province moved to 2250 Granville St. from the Sun Tower, B.C. premier Christy Clark was born, and Whistler Resort was created.
Checking out another year at random — 1938 was the page I landed on — I found out that Vancouver police used tear gas and clubs on “Bloody Sunday” to evict unemployed men who had occupied a federal building to demand relief, that fogs were more frequent and thicker than usual in the city, and that the Lions Gate Bridge opened for the first time.
[Allen] Garr said one tidbit that stood out for him is from 1909. As the book explains, Vancouver “took its first mechanized ambulance out for a test drive and ran over an American tourist, killing him.”