Monday 3 August 2009

Happy Simcoe Day!

Today is a holiday here in Ontario.

It is named for Col. John Graves Simcoe ...

* Hero of the American Revolution
* Commanding officer of the Queen's York Rangers
* Founder of Toronto
* First Lt. Governor of Upper Canada
* Builder of Yonge Street
* Abolished slavery in what's now Ontario 30 years before the rest of the British Empire did it and 60 years before Abe Lincoln did it

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