Calley ordered everyone to be executed. It took 3 days to bury the bodies. It only came to light when an American soldier Paul Meadlo admitted killing 10-15 women and children at My Lai. It led to an investigation which destroyed the American militaries reputation. Student activism had started to develop in the 1950s.
But even though he was victorious there was a very high casualty figure. He didn’t make that much ground in the four months of fighting, only a couple of miles. Also, his sent basically sent his men to their death. He told his soldiers to "walk slowly in a line towards the enemy" giving the machine gunners an easy target. If he had visited the frontline he would have been able to see that the attacks he staged had major flaws.
DOC K: The Christians on the other hand did the exact opposite. They abandoned their families and their religion and only cared about themselves and did everything they could do to survive. DOC G: They threw the dead in a ditch to be picked up and thrown in a large burial site where hundreds of bodies lay until it filled to the top and they began to dig another one. No respect was shown to the sick or the deceased. Only taking three years, the Black Death killed just under half the world’s population.
Since there was an estimated number of two million people killed during the reign of the Khmer Rouge it was known as the Cambodian Genocide or Cambodian Holocaust. There are leaders all over the world but one leader in particular is Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge (the group he led) took over Cambodia and killed many people to succeed their goal of an agricultural reform. When the leaders of the Khmer Rouge were being persecuted Pol Pot was in a way lucky because he died peacefully while he was waiting for
When Forscyth's troops surrounded Black Coyote to disarm the man, Black Coyote's gun fired off and caused the troops to fire their weapons at other Indians, thus triggering the massacre. The massacre lasted for less than an hour, but the death toll was high, with 150 Lakota dead and 50 wounded. The siege of Wounded Knee occurred over 80 years later in the year 1973. Before the siege started, members of the Lakota tribe, whose ancestors were involved in the Wounded Knee massacre, and other tribes decided to meet in order to discuss issues such as high unemployment rates and the policies of the Federal Government concerning the tribes. This meeting formed the American Indian Movement, or AIM.
At the start of the attack, Hasan reportedly jumped up on a desk and shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before allegedly firing more than 100 rounds in the soldier processing center. Thirteen people (eleven soldiers and two civilians) were killed, of whom, eleven died at the scene, two later in hospital. Thirty others were wounded before Hasan was shot at least four times by local police officers, including Sergeant Kimberly Munley, who was herself shot by Hasan. Munley, who was doing maintenance on her patrol car nearby, arrived on the scene within three minutes of receiving the report of an emergency at the center.
On April 27, 1865, the Steamboat Sultana, near Memphis, Tennessee, carrying 2,300 released Union prisoners of war and civilian passengers exploded and sank. Around 1,700 passengers died; to this day the disaster is still worse than the April 24, 1912 sinking of the Titanic when only 1,517 people died. But the Sultana did not become a highlight of history due to the busy month of April for the United States; on April 9 General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union army, only five days later an assassin shot President Lincoln, then April 26 John Wilkes Booth died, and that same day General Joseph Johnson surrendered the last large Confederate army. The Press put the Sultana at the back of their newspapers; they did not consider the accident of having a great significance compared to the end of the Civil War. The incident happened around 2 A.M. when three of the steamship’s four broilers exploded; the Sultana could legally carry 376 people, but due to bribery from army officers the Sultana carried six times more than the legal limit.
Also, rookies were warned on their first day to not look over the parapet of the trench into” No Man’s Land”, because many men died on their first in the trenches from a precisely aimed sniper’s bullet. It has been estimated that more than one third of Allied casualties on the Western Front happened in the trenches. Aside from injuries, disease worked a heavy
One officer, Captain Silas Soule refused to follow Chivington's order and told his men to hold fire. Other soldiers in Chivington's force, however, immediately attacked the village. Disregarding both the American flag and a white flag that was run up shortly after the soldiers commenced firing, Chivington's soldiers massacred the majority of its mostly-unarmed inhabitants. An estimated 150 Indians were killed and mutilated, mostly women, children, and elderly men. In testimony before a Congressional committee investigating the massacre, Chivington reported that as many as 500-600 Indian warriors were killed.” One source from the Cheyenne said that about 53 men and 110 women and children were killed.
The Ban on Assault Weapons In January 1989, a man named Patrick Purdy armed with an AK-47 fired over 100 rounds into a schoolyard in Stockton, California. He killed five children and wounded thirty others before turning the gun on himself. This is only one horrible shooting among countless others involving so called assault weapons. These acts of violence shocked people into focusing on gun laws to control crimes involving guns. September 13, 1994 congress passes the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.