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

South Carolina

12-year-old shoots grandparents, burns house to ground

November 28, 2001 Chester, South Carolina 12-year-old Christopher Pittman (pictured) shoots both of his paternal grandparents to death, sets fire to their house, and steals their car and $33 Pittman had recently moved in with his grandparents after he experienced extreme depression and threatened to commit suicide in front of his sister. Originally, Pittman was… Continue reading 12-year-old shoots grandparents, burns house to ground

Serial Killers · Wisconsin

Jeffrey Dahmer killed

November 28, 1994 Portage, Wisconsin Serial killer, rapist, cannibal, and necrophile Jeffrey Dahmer is murdered in jail by another inmate Dahmer and 2 other inmates, Jesse Anderson and Christopher Scarver, were tasked with cleaning the jail's showers. Scarver attacked both men with a 20-inch metal bar, causing extensive head injuries. Both were found alive, though… Continue reading Jeffrey Dahmer killed