Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion · Washington

The Whitman Massacre

November 29, 1847 Waiilatpu mission (near Walla Walla, Washington) Members of the Cayuse tribe murder Marcus Whitman and 12 others, believing Whitman was poisoning the Natives as he treated them for measles Whitman and others had immigrated west to build a Protestant mission with the intent of introducing Christianity to the Natives in the area.… Continue reading The Whitman Massacre

Massacres/Mass Murder

133 slaves thrown overboard to conserve water, collect insurance claims

November 29, 1781 Atlantic Ocean 133 slaves are murdered by being intentionally thrown overboard from the slave ship Zong transporting them At the time, it was common for slave traders to take out insurance on slaves as cargo. Sometime during the journey, it was noted the potable water supply was too low to safely reach… Continue reading 133 slaves thrown overboard to conserve water, collect insurance claims

Massachusetts · Serial Killers

Serial killer and sadist Jesse Harding Pomeroy born

November 29, 1859 Charlestown, Massachusetts Murderer and sadist Jesse Harding Pomeroy is born Starting at the age 11 years old, Pomeroy would kidnap young children, predominantly boys, to beat, strip, and torture them. He tortured 7 young boys in this fashion until he was caught, his face distinctive due to a hairlip and completely white… Continue reading Serial killer and sadist Jesse Harding Pomeroy born