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massacre

Boston Massacre

Skirmish on March 5, 1770, between British troops and a crowd in Boston. After provocation by the colonists, British soldiers fired on the mob and killed five men, including Crispus Attucks. The incident was widely publicized by Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and others as a battle for American liberty, and it contributed to the unpopularity of the British in the years before the American Revolution.

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Massacre may refer to:

  • massacre, the intentional killing of a large number of human beings, under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty, or contrary to "the usages established among civilized peoples" (International Humanitarian Law term from the Martens Clause).
  • List of events named massacres.

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Comics

  • Massacre (comics), a DC Comics villain.
  • The Mutant Massacre (or "Morlock Massacre") was a major Marvel Comics crossover that took place during the last quarter of 1986.

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