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mar 5, 1770 - Boston Massacre (1770) A mob surrounds a detached British infantry unit in Boston, and taunts and jeers at them, eventually threatening their lives. In retaliation, the British soldiers fire a volley off into the crowd. 5 colonists were killed.

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