Not an easy day for visitors of Expo 67…
By Carmen Desmeules (translated by Emilie Gosselin)
On June 14, 1967, torrential rain hits the City of Montreal as numerous citizens of German descent head over to Man and His World for the German Federal Republic’s National Day. Unfortunately for them, most of the day’s activities are cancelled.
The same day also marks the biggest power outage of Canada’s Universal Exhibition, due to a defective cable at the Wellington train station.
For a half-hour, the Place des Nations, the Cité du Havre and a dozen pavilions are plunged into the darkness. Expo Express is also down and buses are called upon to drive visitors on site.