On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1770

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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. Massacre galvanizes anti-British feelings.

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCrispus Attucks

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

1770 Highlights

About March 5, 1770

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 249 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces