Saturday, May 7, 2016

Crispus Attucks

Crispus Attucks (c.1723—March 5, 1770) was the first casualty of the Boston massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, and is widely considered to be the first American casualty in the American Revolutionary War. Attucks appears to have been born in Framingham, Massachusetts. This is verbatim from Crispus Attucks.

The article says that Attucks "appears" to have been born in Framingham. There's an ongoing debate on where he actually was born. Was it Framingham or Natick (Attucks's mom was a Natick praying Indian)? Hard to tell until someone figures out where his family actually lived and where the boundary lines between the two towns were back then. Not that it matters much though.

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