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1752, Feb 251806, Oct 26
a British Army general and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796, in modern-day southern Ontario and the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior. He founded York (now Toronto) and was instrumental in introducing institutions such as courts of law, trial by jury, English common law, freehold land tenure, and the abolition of slavery.
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10/15/1777-Major John Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers
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