On This Day
1733 – The right of settlers in New France to enslave natives is upheld at Quebec City.
Slavery in New France was practiced by many of the indigenous populations and predates the arrival of Europeans to the continent, however not until the colonization did commercial chattel slavery became common place in New France.
This institution, which endured for almost two centuries, affected thousands of men, women, and children descended from Indigenous and African peoples. This also impacted many First Nation people for they were used as domestic servants and were traded as goods.
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Born On This Day
1908 – Diana Morgan, Welsh-English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
Mary Diana Morgan (born 29 May 1908, Cardiff, Wales – d. 9 December 1996 in Northwood, Middlesex, England) was a Welsh playwright and screenwriter, mostly associated with her work for Ealing Studios as Diana Morgan. She was married to fellow screenwriter Robert MacDermot.
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