#On This Day – Snow

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

#OnThisDay

The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770. British soldiers shot into a gathering crowd of locals which had begun to harass first a lone sentry and then more soldiers who had come to the sentry’s aid. The crowd attacked the soldiers with snowballs, stones and clubs, and the armed infantry retaliated, opening fire haphazardly, killing several people. In the resulting trial two of the soldiers were found guilty of manslaughter and branded on the hand.

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