Wednesday, March 5, 2014

This was 64th day of the year and 301 days remained in the year.


March 5 Birthdays

Gerardus Mercator
1512–1594, Flemish Cartographer.

Antoine Cadillac
founder of Detroit (1658)

Charles Goodnight
cattleman (1836)

Lady Augusta Gregory
dramatist (1859)

Rosa Luxemburg
revolutionary (1871)

Rex Harrison
actor (1908)

March 5 in History

1770

The Boston Massacre, a pre-Revolutionary incident that grew out of anger towards British troops, occurred. Five anti-British rioters were killed.

1933

In the last free elections in Germany until after World War II, the Nazi Party received 44% of the vote.

1946

Winston Churchill delivered his famous Iron curtain speech, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent."

1953

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died at age 73, after 29 years in power.

1963

Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hankshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash.

1997

North and South Korean representatives met for the first time in 25 years for peace talks.

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