Memory of the day: Unfortunate Zong Massacre takes place in 1781



Mon, 29 Nov 2021 - 01:15 GMT


Mon, 29 Nov 2021 - 01:15 GMT

Zong Massacre - History Pad

Zong Massacre - History Pad

CAIRO – 29 November 2021: In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on November 29.





561 - Chlothar I of the Franks dies in Compiegne, and the Frankish kingdom is divided among his four sons.





800 - Emperor Charlemagne arrives in Rome to investigate wrongdoings attributed to Pope Leo III.





1226 - Louis IX takes the throne of France.





1781 - The Zong Massacre: Sailors of the Zong slave ship drown 133 African slaves for insurance.





1807 - The Portuguese court is transferred to Brazil after King João VI fled his capital, Lisbon, before the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte during the Spanish War of Independence.





1830 - The November Uprising, an armed rebellion against Russian rule in Poland, begins





1899 - FC Barcelona is founded in Spain.





1963 - US President Lyndon Johnson forms a special commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a week after the incident.





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