What Happened on March 5, 1770

Historical Events

Event 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.

Famous Deaths

Crispus Attucks (c. 1723-1770)

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? 253 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces