Today in History - March 8

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Tuesday, Mar 8 2011 by

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.

Thomas Paine's House (StreetView)
Thomas Paine's House
Statue of Thomas Paine (StreetView)
Statue of Thomas Paine

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.

Site of the Gnadenhutten massacre (3/8/1782) (Google Maps)
Site of the Gnadenhutten massacre (3/8/1782)