March 1770 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. The massacre galvanized anti-British feelings.

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 2 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
  • Mar 13 Daniel Lambert, England, giant (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death)
  • Mar 20 Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
  • Mar 28 Sophie Mereau, German writer, born in Altenburg (d. 1806)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 5 Crispus Attucks, possible slave, is 1st of 5 killed during Boston Massacre at beginning of the American Revolution

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks
  • Mar 27 Giovanni B Tiepolo, Italian painter (Banquet of Cleopatra), dies at 73