Josiah Henson (July 1789 - May and his wife Nancy. After he escaped to Canada in October it is said Rev. Henson aided more than 600 slaves to freedom. He founded a settlement and school for other fugitive slaves called the Dawn Settlement in Ontario.
Laura Secord (September 1775 - October was a Canadian heroine of the War of She is known for warning British forces of an impending American attack that led to the British victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams.
Map of Canada Confederation. British colonies in North America are united under the British North American Act to become the Dominion of Canada. The Act, drafted by John A. Macdonald and signed on May became effective on July
'Tower of Freedom', Windsor, Ontario (Canada). The tower faces the Gateway to Freedom monument found across the Detroit River in Detroit Michigan and together are called the International Memorial to the Underground Railroad. A 22 foot tower with a bronz
xplorer and navigator John Cabot was born Giovanni Caboto in Italy around By he had moved to Bristol, England, with his family. He made a voyage in 1497 on the ship Matthew and claimed land in Canada—mistaking it for Asia—for King Henry VII of England.
Sir John A. MACDONALD ~ He was the first Prime Minister of Canada. The dominant figure of Canadian Confederation, his political career spanned almost half a century. Macdonald served 19 years as Canadian Prime Minister.