November 18, 1978 Peoples' Temple tragedy
Posted by Don Birkholz (+1439) one year ago
November 18 is the anniversary of the Jim Jones' Peoples' Temple cult/religion suicide in Jonestown, Guyana (next to Argentina). A US congressman from California, Leo Ryan was investigating the cult and he was killed and most of the members of the cult committed suicide by drinking poison grape juice. There may have been news people also killed. Early on reports indicated 400 were killed but final reports list over 900 killed including 300 children as they found bodies underneath bodies.

[Edited by Don Birkholz (11/17/2021 11:40:59 AM)]