Thursday, March 5, 2009

Boston Massacre

Today is the 239th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. I found it interesting to learn that the event started with a snowball fight.

For about a dozen years after the shooting Bostonians celebrated the holiday of Massacre Day. The Bostonian Society reenacts the event every year in front of the Old State House, which was the seat of British colonial government from 1713 to 1776.

Boston Massacre
Engraving courtesy Paul Revere

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