John’s Believe It Or Not… February 12th

* 1835 – First meeting of the Council of Assiniboia held in Fort Garry. * 2002 Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes * 1793 Congress enacts first fugitive slave law * 1924 Rhapsody In Blue – by George Gershwin – performed for first time * 1915 Lorne Greene is born

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* 1835 – First meeting of the Council of Assiniboia held in Fort Garry.

In 1670 Charles II of England granted a royal charter to the Company of Associates trading into Hudson’s Bay. Instead of the British Monarch governing the territory conferred, the charter gave the Company the rights of governance. There were some restrictions: any laws the Company might devise had to accord with the laws of England (as laid out at the time of the charter); after 1763, capital cases were to be tried in courts in the Canadas (afterward United Canada/ the Province of Canada). Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 12th”