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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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