1840 in Canada

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Events from the year 1840 in Canada .

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Incumbents

Federal government

Governors

The Governor General of the Province of Canada was the vice-regal post of the pre-Confederation Province of Canada that existed from 1840 to Canadian Confederation in 1867.

George Stracey Smyth British Army general

George Stracey Smyth was Commander-in-Chief, North America, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia and Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.

John Coape Sherbrooke British Army general

General Sir John Coape Sherbrooke, GCB was a British soldier and colonial administrator. After serving in the British army in Nova Scotia, the Netherlands, India, the Mediterranean, and Spain, he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia in 1811. During the War of 1812, his policies and victory in the conquest of present-day Maine, renaming it the colony of New Ireland, led to significant prosperity in Nova Scotia.

Events

Postage stamp small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage

A postage stamp is a small piece of paper issued by a post office, postal administration, or other authorized vendors to customers who pay postage, who then affix the stamp to the face or address-side of any item of mail—an envelope or other postal cover —that they wish to send. The item is then processed by the postal system, where a postmark or cancellation mark—in modern usage indicating date and point of origin of mailing—is applied to the stamp and its left and right sides to prevent its reuse. The item is then delivered to its addressee.

Queen Victoria British monarch who reigned 1837–1901

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.

Albert, Prince Consort husband of Queen Victoria

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the husband of Queen Victoria.

Births

John Christian Schultz Canadian administrator and politician

Sir John Christian Schultz, was a Manitoba politician and businessman. He was a member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1871 to 1882, a Senator from 1882 to 1888, and the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba from 1888 to 1895.

Manitoba Province of Canada

Manitoba is a province at the longitudinal centre of Canada. It is often considered one of the three prairie provinces and is Canada's fifth-most populous province with its estimated 1.3 million people. Manitoba covers 649,950 square kilometres (250,900 sq mi) with a widely varied landscape, stretching from the northern oceanic coastline to the southern border with the United States. The province is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territories of Nunavut to the north, and Northwest Territories to the northwest, and the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.

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Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
Honoré Mercier Canadian politician

Honoré Mercier was a lawyer, journalist and politician in Quebec, Canada. He was the ninth Premier of Quebec from January 27, 1887 to December 21, 1891, as leader of the Parti National or Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ). He rose to power by mobilizing the Francophone opposition to the execution of Louis Riel, denouncing it as a betrayal by John A. Macdonald's Conservative government.

Premier of Quebec head of the government of Quebec

The Premier of Quebec (French: Premier ministre du Québec or Première ministre du Québec is the head of government of the Canadian province of Quebec. The current Premier of Quebec is François Legault of the Coalition Avenir Quebec, sworn in on October 18, 2018 following the 2018 election.

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Events from the year 1894 in Canada.

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Patrick J. Whelan Canadian murderer

Patrick James Whelan was a suspected Fenian sympathiser executed following the year 1869 assassination of Irish journalist and politician Thomas D'Arcy McGee.

Tailor person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, typically mens clothing

A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

Fenian Umbrella term for the Fenian Brotherhood and Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), fraternal organisations dedicated to the establishment of an independent Irish republic in the 19th and early 20th centuries

Fenian was an umbrella term for the Fenian Brotherhood and Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), fraternal organisations dedicated to the establishment of an independent Irish Republic in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Deaths

Andrew Stuart was a lawyer and political figure in Lower Canada.

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Jean-Jacques Lartigue Canadian Catholic bishop

Jean-Jacques Lartigue, S.S., was a Canadian Sulpician, who served as the first Catholic Bishop of Montreal.

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