This Day In History: 1791-08-21

1791: In Haiti, then the French colony of Saint-Domingue, a 13-year-long Black rebellion begins with a secret mass Voodoo ceremony in which participants drink the blood of a slaughtered pig and swear to slit the throats of all White people on the island. Eventually the entire White population of the colony would be killed by Blacks.

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1791-08-21