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Engraving of 'The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th REGT.'
Paul Revere, the American patriot who warned that the British were coming, engraved this depiction of the Boston Massacre

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Boston Massacre
March 5, 1770

Tensions between the American colonists and the British were already running high in the early spring of 1770. Late in the afternoon, on March 5, a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs gathered around a small group of British soldiers guarding the Boston Customs House. The soldiers became enraged after one of them had been hit, and they fired into the crowd, even though they were under orders not to fire. Five colonists were shot and killed.
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