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November 18: Jim Jones and the People’s Temple Suicide (1978)

It was on this date, November 18, 1978, that over 900 members of the People’s Temple religious cult, along with their leader Jim Jones, committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, South America.

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Originally published October 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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