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On November 18, 1978 912 followers of American cult leader Jim Jones (`Peoples Temple`) died in a remote South American jungle compound called `Jonestown` in British Guyana. Some members were shot, others were forced to drink poison, but most willingly participated in what Jones said was an act of `revolutionary suicide.` He could turn out thousands for almost any event or effort. During the 70s he appeared with many prominent politicians including then State Assemblyman Willie Brown. In 1976 Mayor George Moscone gave Jones a seat on the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission. Governor Jerry Brown was even seen attending services at the Peoples Temple. Read more