A tragedy aboard the slave ship Zong - on the 29th of November, 1781 - helped to turn the British public against the slave trade. Zong's sailors sent many captured Africans into the sea so the ship's owners could collect insurance proceeds.
C.S. (''Jack'') Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 and died on the day that President Kennedy was shot in Dallas. Who was C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia? What was his life like - as a boy, as a young man and as an adult?
The Renaissance - a time of remarkable cultural achievement - is known for a flourishing of the arts and learning. Some of its leading figures were Cosimo and Lorenzo de Medici, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Who were these people?
Winston Churchill, who was born on 30 November 1874, had a unique way of delivering a speech. He had his assistant, Violet Pearman (whom he called ''Mrs. P'') type his words in a particular format. Have a look (and a listen and a view).
\"Rosa Parks - traveling home from work on a Montgomery, Alabama bus - refused to give up her seat to a white man on December 1, 1955.Ã¦Ã¦ Called ''the mother'' of the modern-day civil rights movement, Mrs. Parks ushered in an era which changed America.
One of the worst American school disasters occurred on the 1st of December, 1958 - eighty-seven years after the ''Great Chicago Fire.''Ã¦ The cause of the blaze was never officially determined, although investigators suspected arson.
With the help of the first nuclear reactor - dubbed ''Chicago Pile 1'' - Enrico Fermi and his team of 48 additional scientists changed the world when they initiated the first man-made, self-sustaining, controlled nuclear reaction.
On the 5th of December, 1941, ships of the Japanese fleet maintained strict radio silence as they made their way toward the Hawaiian Islands. Why had negotiations broken-down between the U.S. and Japan?