March 5, 1998 in Nation/World

Today In History

 

In 1770: The Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who’d been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people. Two British soldiers were later convicted of manslaughter.

In 1963: A private plane crash near Camden, Tenn., claimed the lives of country music performers Patsy Cline, “Cowboy” Copas and “Hawkshaw” Hawkins.

In 1982: Comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in a rented bungalow in Hollywood; he was 33.

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