It was a similarly cold night 246 years ago on March 5, 1770 when the Boston Massacre took place in front of the Old State House. Tensions were rising with 4,000 British troops occupying Boston. The military presence was considerable as Boston only had about 20,000 residents at the time. As tensions rose, an angry crowd surrounded and clashed with the British troops who fired on the colonists. In the end, five Bostonians were killed. The incident was highlighted by Paul Revere’s famous engraving, The Bloody Massacre on King Street. Here are some photos from the March 5, 2016 reenactment put on by volunteers and sponsored by The Bostonian Society.