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.
Crispus Attucks, possible slave, is 1st of 5 killed during Boston Massacre at beginning of the American Revolution
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 249 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No
Star Sign: Pisces