Ontario passes “An Act to Authorise the Erection of an Asylum within this Province for the Reception of Insane and Lunatic Person.”
First proto-eugenics articles by Francis Galton in
Gregor Mendel publishes his paper, “Versuche über Pflanzenhybriden”
Canadian Constitution Act gives federal parliament legislative authority over "Indians, and Lands reserved for Indians"
Canadian Residential Schools in operation
Charles Darwin publishes
The Descent of Man