1. noun the unnecessary, indiscriminate killing of a large number of human beings or animals, as in barbarous warfare or persecution or for revenge or plunder. a general slaughter, as of persons or animals: the massacre of millions during the war. Informal. a crushing defeat, especially in sports.
  2. The Firearms (Amendment) Act was passed in the wake of the massacre. It banned the ownership of semi-automatic firearms and pump-action weapons and made registration mandatory for shotgun owners.
  3. Jul 10,  · Alternative Title: Jonestown massacre Jonestown, (November 18, ), location of the mass murder-suicide of members of the California -based Peoples Temple cult at the behest of their charismatic but paranoid leader, Jim Jones, in .
  4. 7 hours ago · THE MASSACRE In the early hours of Sept. 5, eight Palestinians from the “Black September” group raided the Olympic village. They infiltrated the .
  5. Boston Massacre, (March 5, ), skirmish between British troops and a crowd in Boston, Massachusetts. Widely publicized, it contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in much of colonial North America in the years before the American Revolution.
  6. Aug 02,  · Orphaned toddler grows up in shadow of massacre, coronavirus An infant boy who survived a shooting last year that left his parents and 21 others dead now likes to thumb through picture books and.
  7. Massacre of Glencoe, (February 13, ), in Scottish history, the treacherous slaughter of members of the MacDonald clan of Glencoe by soldiers under Archibald Campbell, 10th earl of Argyll. Many Scottish clans had remained loyal to King James II after he was replaced on the English and Scottish thrones by William III in
  8. Jun 19,  · The Illinois massacre had been sparked by the fear of Black men migrating from the South to factories in the North and taking jobs from white people. Tensions exploded that July 1, and raged for.

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