Today in History - March 8

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Today in History - March 8

Tuesday, Mar 8 2011 by kjfitz
1775 – Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery, is published.

1782 – Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.