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Crew of slave ship Zong murder about 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea, to claim insurance

On November 29, 1781


Famous People Who Died in 1781

  • Jan 12 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
  • Jan 15 Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718)
  • Jan 17 Marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies
  • Jan 22 Johann Siebenkas, composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer, dies at 43

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