How many American colonists were killed in Boston Massacre that took place on this day in 1770?
Answer: The Boston Massacre occurred on this day in 1770 when British soldiers in Boston opened fire on a group of American colonists killing five men. Tensions between the American colonists and the British were already running high when a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs gathered around a small group of British soldiers guarding the Boston Customs House. They fired into the crowd, without orders, killing five colonists. The Boston Massacre is reenacted every year on March 5th, on the actual site in front of the Old State House.
The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers shot and killed people while under attack by a mob. Date: 5 March 1770. Total number of deaths: 5. Attack types: Massacre, State terrorism