Today – March 5


Today’s Memorable U. S. Event

5 March 1770 – Boston Massacre

"The Boston Massacre," an engraving ...
“The Boston Massacre,” an engraving by patriot Paul Revere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Boston Massacre, also known as the Boston riot, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British redcoats killed five civilian men. It helped spark the rebellion in some of the British American colonies, which culminated in the American Revolutionary War. The British increase in troops in Boston led to a tense situation that erupted into brawls between soldiers and civilians. The troops fired after being threatened by a mob. Three civilians were killed at the scene of the shooting, eleven were injured, and two died after the incident.

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