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Laura Secord

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord

Profession: Canadian War Heroine

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: A Canadian Heroine during the War of 1812, she walked 32 km out of American-occupied territory in 1813 to warn the British forces of an impending American attack

Born: September 13, 1775
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts Bay
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: October 17, 1868 (aged 93)

Historical Events

  • 1812-06-22 Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn British troops, results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

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