On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1770

Historical Events

Historic Event

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.

Famous Deaths

Crispus Attucks

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

1770 Highlights

About March 5, 1770

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 251 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces