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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]
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Paramilitaries have also carried out most of the war's civilian massacres, a major factor convincing three million Colombians to flee their homes since 1985.
The United States' financial and military aid to Israel, with knowledge of Israel's brutal occupation of Palestinian lands and massacres of Palestinians civilians, constitutes State-supported terrorism.
There was no execution or any massacre of Armenians,'' said Deputy Consul Nevzat Uyanik, speaking from the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Los Angeles.
Massacres on the edge of imperial power are the theme of Allan Macinnes's piece on clan massacres and British state formation, Stephen Sheffield's discussion of Russian treatment of the Circassians, Tilman Dedering on the German annihilation of the Hereto in South West Africa in 1904, and Callum MacDonald on the Nanking massacre of 1937.
The very day of the massacre - long before we even had an accurate count of the dead - Peter Jennings was treating viewers to a clip from The Basketball Diaries, a fantasy sequence in which a trench coat-clad Leonardo DiCaprio carries a gun to school and blows his classmates away.
Sources quoted in a local newspaper said the killers belonged to the Armed Islamic Group, the Algerian faction which the government has blamed for most massacres of civilians in the past two years.
The story of the majority Hutu population's massacre of Rwanda's Tutsi minority is one of unimaginable viciousness and violence.
A far more accurate title for the collection Bloody News from My Friend, a cycle of twelve poems by Siamanto (real name Adom Yerjanian: 1875-1915), would have been "Invitation to a Massacre" - the massacre being that of Adana (Cilicia, formerly Armenia Minor) in 1909 rather than the far more widespread massacres of 1915 (also sometimes referred to as the Armenian Genocide), which claimed a million and a half victims, among them Siamanto himself.
People are being killed on mere pretext and in fake encounters,' Geelani said while commenting on the gruesome Sopore massacre.
RAMALLAH, April 9, 2016 (WAFA) - Palestinians Saturday marked the 68 th anniversary of the massacre of 254 Palestinians by Zionist militias in the Jerusalem village of Deir Yassin.
He said Handwara and Kupwara towns would observe shutdowns on January 25 and 27 respectively in memory of the people killed in the massacres in the areas on the days.
Le colloque international coincidera avec le 70e anniversaire des massacres commis par l'armee francaise dans la region Est.