Peoples Temple was a religious organization that is best known for the events of November 18, 1978, in Guyana, in which 920 people died at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project and nearby airstrip. The mass suicide and killings at Jonestown resulted in the greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural non-accidental disaster prior to the events of September 11, 2001. Casualties at the airstrip included, among others, Congressman Leo Ryan.
People's Temple -- Jonestown
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