🗓 TODAY (5 March) is the anniversary of the “Boston Massacre.” On this day in 1770, a group of British soldiers guarding the Boston customs house fired into a crowd of civilians that were harassing them from the street. Three people were killed.
Learn more about this momentous event, one of the most significant precursors of the American Revolution, on this excellent “Today in History” page from the Library of Congress:
- 🗓 THE BOSTON MASSACRE, Today in History from the Library of Congress (loc.gov/item/today-in-history/march-05/)
The site of the Boston Massacre, marked today by a circle of stones in the pavement, is one of the principal stops on Boston’s historic “Freedom Trail” (thefreedomtrail.org/freedom-trail/boston-massacre.shtml).
What historical events and anniversaries will you study in your homeschool this week?