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1985NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

1949Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30

2009Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic

1774John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot

1877Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president

1872George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains

200678th Academy Awards - "Crash," Philip Seymour Hoffman & Reese Witherspoon win

1933FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday

1993Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

1931Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact

1956Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

1836Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model

19773rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

1616Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index

1904Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.

1983Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons)

1995Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

1849Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th US president

19368th Academy Awards - "Mutiny on the Bounty," Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

1960Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army

1945Generals Eisenhower, Patton & Patch meet in Luneville

1946Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe

March 5th Historical Events
Date Event
363
Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death. 
1046
Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama. 
1179
3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome 
1496
English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands 
1528
Utrecht governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague 
1558
Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes 
1579
Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht 
1616
Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index 
1623
1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia 
1645
Battle of Jankau in Bohemia: Sweden defeats Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III 
1651
South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm 
1684
Emperor Leopold I, Poland & Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz 
1743
1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston 
1746
Jacobite troops leave Aberdeen 
1750
1st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, NYC 
1766
Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French 
1770
Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Native African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die. Later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings 
1774
John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot 
1783
King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski grants rights to Jews of Kovno 
1784
Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade. 
1793
French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured. 
1795
Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution 
1795
Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France 
1807
1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B 
1820
Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays 
1821
Monroe is 1st US president inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun 
1824
First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma. 
1836
Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model 
1841
1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11 
1842
Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande. 
1848
Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance. 
1849
Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th US president 
1850
The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened. 
1856
Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire 
1856
Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads 
1860
Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia. 
1862
Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida 
1864
1st track meet between Oxford & Cambridge 
1868
Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele," premieres in Milan 
1868
Stapler patented in England by C H Gould 
1868
US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson 
1872
George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains 
1877
Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president 
1894
Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US 
1894
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury. 
1896
Italian premier Crispi resigns 
1896
Italian governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa 
1897
American Negro Academy forms 
1899
1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D 
1900
American Hall of Fame founded 
1903
Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn up 
1904
Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation. 
1907
1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired 
1907
The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops. 
1908
1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica 
1910
Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon," premieres 
1910
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1 
1912
Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die 
1912
Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines. 
1915
World War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend. 
1919
Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC 
1921
The Durban Land Alienation Ordinance passes, enabling the Durban City Council to exclude Indians from ownership or occupation of property in white areas, South Africa 
1922
"Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin 
1923
Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws 
1924
Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM 
1924
Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games 
1924
King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief 
1927
1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property 
1928
Karl Zuckmayer's "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick," premieres in Berlin 
1931
Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact 
1933
FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday 
1933
Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes) 
1934
Mother-in-law's day 1st celebrated (Amarillo, Tx) 
1935
1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago) 
1936
Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton) 
1936
8th Academy Awards - "Mutiny on the Bounty," Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins 
1942
Bosnia Tito establishes 3rd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia 
1942
Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in Siberia 
1942
Japanese troop march into Batavia 
1943
Anti-fascist strikes in Italy 
1943
RAF bombs Essen Germany 
1944
1st performance of Walter Piston's 2nd Symphony 
1945
Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands 
1945
Generals Eisenhower, Patton & Patch meet in Luneville 
1945
US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne 
1945
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill 
1945
World War II: The Battle of the Ruhr begins. 
1946
Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe 
1946
Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc. 
1948
US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height 
1949
Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30 
1949
The Jharkhand Party is founded in India. 
1952
Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea," premieres in London 
1954
"Girl in Pink Tights" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 perfs 
1955
WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
"King Kong," 1st televised 
1956
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open 
1957
Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland 
1957
Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin) 
1958
Explorer 2 fails to reach Earth orbit 
1958
KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1959
Iran & US sign economic & military treaty 
1960
Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army 
1960
Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB) 
1960
Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN) 
1960
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA) 
1960
Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA) 
1960
The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase. 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl" 
1964
Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there 
1964
Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest 
1965
1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony 
1965
Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1965
March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence. 
1966
75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die 
1966
Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record 
1966
Player reps elect Marvin Miller, as exec dir of Players' Association 
1966
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1967
WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun 
1969
Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris 
1969
Gustav Heinemann elected president of West Germany 
1969
Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London 
1970
Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC 
1970
Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect 
1970
SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC 
1970
Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively. 
1972
Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party 
1973
Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives 
1974
"Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances 
1974
Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot 
1976
British pound falls below $2 for 1st time 
1977
3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV) 
1978
"Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 perfs 
1978
Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif 
1979
Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles) 
1979
Iran resumes petroleum exports 
1980
Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49 
1981
"Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 4 perfs 
1981
Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) 
1981
Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva & I Lisovski (URS) 
1981
Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA) 
1981
US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer 
1982
Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners 
1982
Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data 
1983
Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons) 
1983
NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield 
1984
Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene 
1984
US accuse Iraq of using poison gas 
1985
NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons 
1985
Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena Salaazar 
1986
"Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national color newspaper) 
1988
Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised. 
1989
19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000 
1989
Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266 
1989
Elly Verhulst runs world record 3000 m indoor (8:33.82) 
1991
Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait 
1991
Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games 
1992
Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks 
1993
Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery 
1993
Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die 
1993
Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game 
1994
Dottie Mochrie wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Championship 
1994
Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit South Africa) 
1994
PBA National Championship won by David Traber 
1994
Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop 
1995
21st People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Foster win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne win (TV) 
1995
Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election 
1995
Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg 
1995
Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26) 
1996
Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame 
1997
Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox & Willie Wells for Hall of Fame 
1999
Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut. 
2001
In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. 
2003
In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre. 
2005
The Burkinabé Party for Democracy and Socialism holds its first National Convention. 
2006
78th Academy Awards - "Crash," Philip Seymour Hoffman & Reese Witherspoon win 
2009
Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic 
2012
27 members of Iraq's security force are killed by gunmen disguised as police in Haditha 
2012
Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar 
2013
The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time 
2013
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro assumes the presidency after the death of Hugo Chavez 
2013
Willcom announces the world's smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams 
2016
Flint water crisis could cost US $300 billion 
2016
Ted Cruz wins CPAC straw poll, with Marco Rubio taking second 
2016
Ted Cruz tops Trump in Kansas Republican caucuses 
2016
Police say story of knife found at OJ Simpson house may be bogus 
2016
Syrian forces shell near rebel town in northwest 
2016
Knife found at OJ Simpson's former LA home studied by police 
2017
Helen M. Marshall, First Black Borough President of Queens, Dies at 87 
2017
Premier Li says China will resolutely oppose Taiwan independence 
2017
Trump urged to back up claims his phones were tapped by Obama 
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