Jonestown

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Jonestown

in Guyana; scene of mass-murder and suicides. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1978), 889–892]
See: Suicide
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From the visits of Sir Walter Raleigh and stories of British, Dutch and French colonial imprints, to the events of the Jonestown massacre of 1978 - where 900 members of a jungle-dwelling cult committed mass suicide - this is a meaty and unusual t r avelogue.
They can reflect on the plight of Richard Dwyer, American deputy chief of mission in Guyana, as gunmen who carried out the Jonestown massacre hovered over him, and learn from General Anthony Zinni the perspective of the U.
Five exquisite-corpse drawings--Rostovsky and Westphalen each drew half--depicted actual famous corpses such as Kurt Cobain, Che Guevara, and victims of the Jonestown massacre.
ON the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre comes this documentary that offers new insight into the horrible tragedy that stunned the world.
Jim Jones and His People" (1983) by Tim Reiterman is increasingly in demand as the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre approaches in November.
The disturbing news comes as the world faces the 20th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre.
I missed Three Mile Island, John Wayne Gacy, the Jonestown Massacre and two popes," he said.
And in practice, the federal government does cede to chicken companies, for example, most of the responsibility for ensuring that your next picnic doesn't turn out like the Jonestown massacre.
Adding to the horror, nine days after the Jonestown massacre, San Francisco would suffer another blow with the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.
He retired in 1978 but was called back to the Department to investigate the Jonestown massacre in Guyana.