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Notable Historical Events for March 5th

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

1933FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday

1960Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army

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

1956Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

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

1931Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact

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

1993Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

1877Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president

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Notable Birthdays on March 5th

1974Kevin Connolly, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus)

1934Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate

1958Andy Gibb, Manchester England, singer/TV host (Solid Gold)

1974Eva Mendes, American actress

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Notable Deaths on March 5th

1953Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-53), dies at 73

1963Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

1827Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (made 1st battery), dies at 82

2006Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man, dies at 70

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