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29th November 1781: The Zong Massacre sees crew of a slave ship throw at least 132 Africans slaves overboard in an attempt to cash in their insurance policy
November 28, 2022

The ship’s insurers refused to pay out for the deaths of the slaves and the ensuing court cases found that the killing of slaves was legal in some ...

28th November 1893: New Zealand women vote for the first time in a national election
November 27, 2022

Every New Zealand woman over the age of 21 was able to vote in the worlds first general election in a self-governing ...

27th November 1095: Pope Urban II launches the First Crusade with a speech at the Council of Clermont
November 26, 2022

No accurate record exists of how many people responded to Pope Urban II's call, but estimates suggest anywhere between 60,000 and 100,000 people joined the First ...

26th November 1976: Sex Pistols release the punk single ‘Anarchy in the UK’
November 25, 2022

The Damned had released what is recognised as the first ever punk single a month ...

25th November 1936: Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact
November 24, 2022

Although directed against the Communist International, the organisation that sought to create a worldwide communist republic, the Anti-Comintern Pact was in reality against the Soviet ...

24th November 1859: Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, considered by many to be the foundation of evolutionary biology
November 23, 2022

Darwins book presented evidence for the process of natural selection, and its publication sparked a seismic shift in the study of ...

23rd November 1889: The nickel-in-the-slot phonograph – the world’s first jukebox
November 22, 2022

The world's first Nickel-In-The-Slot Phonograph introduced the concept of the jukebox to the ...

22nd November 1963: President John F. Kennedy fatally shot at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas
November 21, 2022

When Kennedy's motorcade was barely five minutes away from its destination, gunshots rang out as it passed the Texas School Book ...

21st November 1974: The Birmingham pub bombings kill 21 people and injure 182
November 20, 2022

21 people were killed and 182 were injured in the Birmingham pub ...

20th November 1945: The first of the Nuremberg Trials begin in the aftermath of the Second World War
November 19, 2022

Organised by the Allies to bring senior Nazis to justice for their part in the war crimes committed by the regime, t first Nuremberg Trial lasted for almost a ...