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Massacre

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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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51st anniversary of Jabidah massacre marked in Cotabato City !-- -- John Unson (philstar.com) - March 18, 2019 - 12:10pm COTABATO CITY, Philippines The fifty-first year since the Jabidah Massacrewhere dozens of military recruits from Sulu and Tawi-Tawi were killedis an occasion to work harder to realize the struggle that it sparked, Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chief minister of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority said Monday.
Aba said aside from the Jabidah massacre, which later gave birth to the Moro National Liberation Front led by founding chair Nur Misuari, there were other massacres of Moros.
The massacre at Sabra and Shatila was a direct consequence of Israel's violation of the American-brokered ceasefire and the impunity bestowed on Israel by the US and the international community.
Presiding upon the mass, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East Mar Ignatius Aphram II Karim said that the memory of the Seyfo massacres and genocide committed by the Ottomans in Mardin and Diyarbakir are a reminder that our forefathers fought for their homeland and remained committed to it despite all the killing and torture they were subjected to by the Ottomans.
The massacre of My Lai that Seymour Hersh brought to public attention the same author who has written a book-length investigative story on Bin Laden's killing and how Pakistan and the US collaborated to hunt him down accelerated the anti-war movement and gave a new impetus to the dissenting voices against America's war in Vietnam.
Moon attended a ceremony at the 4.3 Peace Park on Jeju Island to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the massacres, also called the April 3 Incident.
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey has condemned the Khojaly Massacre in a statement released on the 26th anniversary of the incident, Turkish media reported on Feb.26.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, 'Investigation should be made into all massacres by the United Nations-sponsored war crime tribunal.
Following the introduction, the volume is divided into four parts, with twenty chapters that examine case studies of massacres and mass killings.
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