Which event began with colonists throwing snowballs?
-Boston Tea Party
-World War II
Answer: The Boston Massacre occurred on this day in 1770 when British soldiers in Boston opened fire on a group of American colonists. Tensions between the American colonists and the British were already running high when a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs gathered around a small group of British soldiers guarding the Boston Customs House. Private Hugh Montgomery was hit, leading him to discharge his rifle at the crowd. The other soldiers began firing a moment later, and when the smoke cleared, five colonists were dead.
The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers shot and killed several people while under attack by a mob. Wikipedia
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, British America; (now State Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.)
Date: 5 March 1770
Weapons: Flintlock muskets, clubs
Total number of deaths: 5
Non-fatal injuries: 6
Attack types: Massacre, State terrorism