I'm sure you've all heard about this before; in 1978 (on my birthday) 909 members of the Peoples Temple, including over 200 children, drank cyanide and died in what is the largest loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the events of September 11, 2001.
Jim Jones. The few days beforehand congressman Leo Ryan had been visiting after receiving letters from concerned family members about the goings on in Jonestown, Guyana. While there, his reporters were secretly handed notes from Temple members begging them to take them away from Jonestown. The letters were immediately passed onto the Congressman and in my opinion, this is what started the whole disastrous chain of events.
Its devastating really and I don't understand it. I guess that's what makes it so fascinating to me.
5 out of 5 angry dictators...