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1872 in Canada

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1872 in Canada

Years in Canada: 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875
Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
Years: 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875

Events from the year 1872 in Canada.


  • Incumbents 1
    • Crown 1.1
    • Federal government 1.2
    • Provincial governments 1.3
      • Lieutenant governors 1.3.1
      • Premiers 1.3.2
    • Territorial governments 1.4
      • Lieutenant governors 1.4.1
  • Events 2
    • Full date unknown 2.1
  • Births 3
  • Deaths 4
  • References 5



Federal government

Provincial governments

Lieutenant governors


Territorial governments

Lieutenant governors


Full date unknown

  • The Dominion Lands Act provides land to settlers for only a small fee
  • The Manitoba Free Press is first published
  • Simpson's founded
  • A British Columbia law bans all Asian and First Nations peoples from voting.
  • George Luther Hathaway
  • Elijah McCoy, born in Colchester, Ontario, invents the first of his many devices to oil engines used on trains and in factories.
  • The new Patent Act encourages import or licensing of technology and foreign patents by allowing legal use of patent in Canada if not registered in Canada within two years.
  • An award of arbitration sets the final boundary between Canada and the United States in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, ending the San Juan boundary dispute.


John McCrae in uniform, circa 1914


John Sandfield Macdonald


  1. ^ Elections Manitoba
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