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Massacre

See also Genocide.
Acre
after conquering city, Richard I executed 2700 Muslims (1191). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 83–84]
Armenian Massacre
Turks decimated Armenian population, dispersed survivors (1896). [Eur. Hist.: EB, I: 525]
Bloody Sunday
seeking audience with Czar, workers receive bullets instead (1905). [Russ. Hist.: EB, II: 93]
Boston Massacre
skirmish between British troops and Boston crowd (1770). [Am. Hist.: EB, II: 180]
Charge of the Light Brigade
Russians massacre English cavalry at Balaklava (1854). [Eur. Hist.: NCE, 212; Br. Lit.: Benét, 186]
Fetterman Massacre
party of 80 frontiersmen ambushed by Indians (1886). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 942]
Goliad 300
slain by Santa Ana in wake of Alamo (1836). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 155]
Guernica
bombing of Guernica (1937); memorialized by Picasso’s painting. [Span. Hist.: NCE, 1158; Art Hist.: Osborne, 867]
Holy Innocents
infant boys massacred in Bethlehem under Herod. [O.T.: Matthew 2:16–18]
jawbone of ass
with this, Samson kills 1000 men. [O.T.: Judges 15:15]
Katyn Massacre
mass murder of 4250 Polish officers during WWII (c. 1939). [Polish Hist.: NCE, 1457]
Lawrence, Kansas
Union stronghold where Quantrill’s Confederate band killed more than 150 people (1863). [Am. Hist.: EB, VIII: 338]
Massacre of Glencoe
treated hospitably, king’s men attempt annihilation of MacDonald clan (1692). [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 567]
Munich Olympics ‘72
Arab terrorists brutally killed 11 Israeli athletes. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 462]
My Lai Massacre
murder of 22 Vietnamese villagers by American troops under Lt. William Calley, Jr. (1968). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1973) 145]
ox-goad
using this weapon, Shamgar slew 600 Philistines. [O.T.: Judges 3:31]
Sicilian Vespers
massacre of French (Angevins) by Sicilian nationals (1282). [Ital. Hist.: NCE, 2511]
St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
thousands of French Huguenots murdered for their faith (1572). [Fr. Hist.: EB, VII: 775]
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
murder of seven members of a gang of bootleggers in Chicago (1929). [Am. Hist.: EB, VII: 797]
third of May
(1808) Murat’s squads executed hundreds of Spanish citizens; memorialized in Goya’s painting. [Sp. Hist. and Sp. Art: Daniel, 220]
Whitman Massacre
murder of missionary Marcus Whitman and family by Cayuse Indians (1847). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2972]
Wounded Knee
scene of the slaughter of 200 Sioux Indians (1890). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 306]
Wyoming Massacre
colonial militia butchered by Tory-Indian force (1776). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 564]
References in classic literature ?
The schooner Fair American, commanded by his son, following in his track, had fallen into the hands of the natives to the southward of Tocaigh Bay, and young Metcalf and four of the crew had been massacred.
By adhering to this policy I have won to the federa-tion many great and noble peoples, who under the ancient traditions of the inner world would have been massacred or enslaved after we had conquered them; and thus I won the Luanians.
He wondered if the women and children had remained in Mbonga's village after the punitive expedition from the French cruiser had massacred all the warriors in revenge for D'Arnot's supposed death.
They pictured the barracks deserted or the small company massacred and the buildings in ashes.
Massacres are to be sternly forbidden as heretofore; but any citizen or subject of either country disobeying the injunction is to detach the scalps of all persons massacred and deposit them with a local officer designated to receive and preserve them and sworn to keep and render a true account thereof.
This is a dark picture; but how much more shocking is the unquestionable fact, that all the women who appear above twenty years old are massacred in cold blood
Such as the peasant enjoys when his family have been massacred before his eyes, his cottage burnt, his lands laid waste, and he is turned adrift, homeless, penniless, and alone, but free.
I tell you, Saxon, when a woman walks across the plains like your mother done, an' a man an' wife gets massacred by the Indians like my grandfather an' mother done, the government does owe them something.
Cihan SE[micro]ylemez, the lawyer for the Canan and Baran families, members of which were believed to have been massacred in the field, said that the seals found at the site belong to Hasan Baran, who was the head of Bargini village (known now as Karabakyr) and who was a victim of the massacre.
The day the terrorists hit Charlie Hebdo, at least 37 people were killed and 66 injured in an Al Qaeda blast in Yemen and the Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram, massacred 2,000 people in the remote village of Baga, and caused 30,000 people to flee their homes.
As women and children left the village they were met by the Zionist army who massacred them despite the fact that they could see they were women and children fleeing the fighting.
Thus, the official Syrian story concerning the Houla events does not hesitate to state that the people of these villages - which are mostly Sunni villages - have actually massacred one another while the surrounding Alawite villages were looking at them with pity and trying to rescue them from their own selves