Friday, March 5, 2010

This Day in History 03.05.10

On this day in 1770, five Americans were killed by British Troops in what would be called the Boston Massacre.

The five killed were:

Ropemaker Samuel Gray
Mariner James Caldwell
Sailor Crispus Attucks 

All who died instantly.

A few hours after, 17 year old Samuel Maverick died as a result of a ricocheted bullet to the head. In a result of his wounds on that day, Irish immigrant Patrick Carr died two weeks later.

This event was used as a huge piece of propaganda to fuel anti-British sentiments. This only added to the fire of the revolution that was to come.

2 comments:

Amelia said...

Ohh very cool, Christy! Duh, it's the Fifth of March--I completely forgot!!

There's this book by Ann Rinaldi called The Fifth of March--did you ever read that? It's really good!

Christy said...

I've never heard of it, actually, but I just looked it up and it looks very good!