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March 5th, 2008 (March 05 2008)DeathJoseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
March 5th, 2006 (March 05 2006)DeathRichard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man (born in 1935)
March 5th, 2005 (March 05 2005)EventThe Burkinabe Party for Democracy and Socialism holds its first National Convention.
March 5th, 2004 (March 05 2004)DeathWalt Gorney, American actor (born in 1912)
March 5th, 2003 (March 05 2003)EventIn Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
March 5th, 2001 (March 05 2001)EventIn Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
March 5th, 2000 (March 05 2000)DeathLolo Ferrari, French pornographic actress (born in 1962)
March 5th, 1999 (March 05 1999)EventPaul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
March 5th, 1999 (March 05 1999)DeathRichard Kiley, American actor (born in 1922)
March 5th, 1998 (March 05 1998)EventNASA announces that the Clementine probe orbiting the Moon has found enough water to support a human colony.
March 5th, 1997 (March 05 1997)DeathSamm Sinclair Baker, American diet author (born in 1909)
March 5th, 1996 (March 05 1996)DeathWhit Bissell, American actor (born in 1909)
March 5th, 1995 (March 05 1995)DeathVivian Stanshall, English musician (Bonzo Dog Band) (born in 1943)
March 5th, 1995 (March 05 1995)DeathGregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer (born in 1952)
March 5th, 1993 (March 05 1993)DeathCyril Collard, French author and filmmaker (born in 1957)
March 5th, 1991 (March 05 1991)EventIraq releases all Gulf War prisoners.
March 5th, 1990 (March 05 1990)DeathGary Merrill, American film actor (born in 1915)
March 5th, 1989 (March 05 1989)BirthJake Lloyd, American actor
March 5th, 1988 (March 05 1988)EventConstitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
March 5th, 1988 (March 05 1988)BirthTrevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer
March 5th, 1988 (March 05 1988)BirthBjarni Vi?arsson, Icelandic footballer
March 5th, 1988 (March 05 1988)DeathAlberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (born in 1933)
March 5th, 1987 (March 05 1987)BirthAnna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player
March 5th, 1986 (March 05 1986)BirthMatty Fryatt, English footballer
March 5th, 1985 (March 05 1985)BirthKen ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
March 5th, 1985 (March 05 1985)BirthWhitney Port, Cast member of The Hills TV series
March 5th, 1984 (March 05 1984)DeathTito Gobbi, Italian baritone (born in 1915)
March 5th, 1984 (March 05 1984)DeathWilliam Powell, American actor (born in 1892)
March 5th, 1982 (March 05 1982)EventVenera 14, a Soviet satellite arrives at the planet Venus.
March 5th, 1982 (March 05 1982)BirthDaniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
March 5th, 1982 (March 05 1982)BirthGiorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
March 5th, 1982 (March 05 1982)DeathJohn Belushi, American actor (born in 1949)
March 5th, 1981 (March 05 1981)BirthAndreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder
March 5th, 1981 (March 05 1981)BirthPaul Martin, American ice hockey playerPaul Martin Quotes
March 5th, 1981 (March 05 1981)BirthShugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
March 5th, 1981 (March 05 1981)DeathYip Harburg, American lyricist (born in 1896)
March 5th, 1980 (March 05 1980)DeathJay Silverheels, Canadian actor (born in 1912)
March 5th, 1980 (March 05 1980)DeathWinifred Wagner, German opera producer (born in 1897)
March 5th, 1979 (March 05 1979)EventDetection equipment picks up a gamma ray burst originating from the Large Magellanic Cloud, leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
March 5th, 1979 (March 05 1979)EventVoyager 1 s closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
March 5th, 1979 (March 05 1979)BirthTang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
March 5th, 1978 (March 05 1978)EventThe Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg AFB in California.
March 5th, 1978 (March 05 1978)BirthMike Hessman, American baseball player
March 5th, 1978 (March 05 1978)BirthKimberly McCullough, American actress
March 5th, 1978 (March 05 1978)BirthPapoose, American rapper
March 5th, 1977 (March 05 1977)BirthBryan Berard, American ice hockey player
March 5th, 1977 (March 05 1977)BirthMike MacDougal, American baseball player
March 5th, 1977 (March 05 1977)BirthWally Szczerbiak, American basketball player
March 5th, 1977 (March 05 1977)DeathTom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (born in 1949)
March 5th, 1977 (March 05 1977)DeathJansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
March 5th, 1976 (March 05 1976)EventThe British pound falls below $2 USD for the first time.
March 5th, 1976 (March 05 1976)BirthSarunas Jasikevicius, Lithuanian basketball player
March 5th, 1976 (March 05 1976)BirthPaul Konerko, American baseball player
March 5th, 1976 (March 05 1976)BirthKaterina Matziou, Greek actress
March 5th, 1976 (March 05 1976)BirthTim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist Martial Quotes
March 5th, 1975 (March 05 1975)BirthJolene Blalock, American actressJolene Blalock Quotes
March 5th, 1975 (March 05 1975)BirthSasho Petrovski, Australian soccer player
March 5th, 1975 (March 05 1975)BirthNiki Taylor, American model
March 5th, 1975 (March 05 1975)BirthLuciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
March 5th, 1974 (March 05 1974)EventYom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
March 5th, 1974 (March 05 1974)BirthKevin Connolly, American television actor and comedian
March 5th, 1974 (March 05 1974)BirthJens Jeremies, German footballer
March 5th, 1974 (March 05 1974)BirthMatt Lucas, English comedian
March 5th, 1974 (March 05 1974)BirthEva Mendes, American actress
March 5th, 1974 (March 05 1974)DeathBilly De Wolfe, American actor (born in 1907)
March 5th, 1974 (March 05 1974)DeathSol Hurok, Russian-born impresario (born in 1888)
March 5th, 1973 (March 05 1973)EventDonald DeFreeze, the future Symbionese Liberation Army leader, escapes from Vacaville Prison. Bion Quotes
March 5th, 1973 (March 05 1973)BirthYannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer Yanni Quotes
March 5th, 1973 (March 05 1973)BirthRyan Franklin, American baseball player
March 5th, 1973 (March 05 1973)DeathMichael Jeffery, British music manager (born in 1933)
March 5th, 1972 (March 05 1972)BirthLuca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
March 5th, 1971 (March 05 1971)BirthJeffrey Hammonds, American baseball player
March 5th, 1971 (March 05 1971)BirthEvil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
March 5th, 1971 (March 05 1971)BirthYuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
March 5th, 1971 (March 05 1971)BirthFilip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
March 5th, 1970 (March 05 1970)EventThe Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
March 5th, 1970 (March 05 1970)EventDubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
March 5th, 1970 (March 05 1970)BirthJohn Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
March 5th, 1970 (March 05 1970)BirthLisa Robin Kelly, American actress
March 5th, 1969 (March 05 1969)BirthPaul Blackthorne, British actor
March 5th, 1969 (March 05 1969)BirthMoussa Saib, former Algerian footballer
March 5th, 1969 (March 05 1969)BirthMC Solaar, French rapper
March 5th, 1967 (March 05 1967)DeathGeorges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (born in 1888)
March 5th, 1966 (March 05 1966)EventBOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
March 5th, 1966 (March 05 1966)BirthMichael Irvin, American football player
March 5th, 1966 (March 05 1966)BirthBob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
March 5th, 1966 (March 05 1966)BirthAasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
March 5th, 1966 (March 05 1966)DeathAnna Akhmatova, Russian poet (born in 1889)
March 5th, 1965 (March 05 1965)EventMarch Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
March 5th, 1965 (March 05 1965)DeathChen Cheng, Chinese politician (born in 1897)
March 5th, 1965 (March 05 1965)DeathPepper Martin, American baseball player (born in 1904)
March 5th, 1964 (March 05 1964)EventCeylon declares emergency crisis due to unrest.
March 5th, 1963 (March 05 1963)DeathPatsy Cline, American singer (born in 1932)
March 5th, 1963 (March 05 1963)DeathCowboy Copas, American singer (born in 1913)
March 5th, 1963 (March 05 1963)DeathHawkshaw Hawkins, American singer (born in 1921)
March 5th, 1962 (March 05 1962)BirthJonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
March 5th, 1962 (March 05 1962)BirthCharlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
March 5th, 1960 (March 05 1960)EventThe Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.
March 5th, 1960 (March 05 1960)BirthDavid Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
March 5th, 1959 (March 05 1959)BirthVazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (died in 1999)Vazgen Sargsyan Quotes
March 5th, 1959 (March 05 1959)BirthDavid Fury, American television writer and producer
March 5th, 1958 (March 05 1958)EventThe Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is established.
March 5th, 1958 (March 05 1958)EventExplorer 2 spacecraft launches and fails to reach Earth orbit.
March 5th, 1958 (March 05 1958)BirthAndy Gibb, English-born Australian singer and teen idol (died in 1988)
March 5th, 1957 (March 05 1957)BirthMark E. Smith, English singer (The Fall)
March 5th, 1956 (March 05 1956)BirthAdriana Barraza, Mexican actress
March 5th, 1956 (March 05 1956)BirthTeena Marie, American singer
March 5th, 1955 (March 05 1955)BirthPenn Jillette, American magician and comedianPenn Jillette Quotes
March 5th, 1955 (March 05 1955)DeathAntanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (born in 1888)
March 5th, 1954 (March 05 1954)BirthMarsha Warfield, American actress, comedienne
March 5th, 1953 (March 05 1953)DeathSergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, (born in 1891)Sergei Prokofiev Quotes
March 5th, 1953 (March 05 1953)DeathJoseph Stalin, Georgian leader of the Soviet Union (born in 1879)Joseph Stalin Quotes
March 5th, 1953 (March 05 1953)DeathHerman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (born in 1897)Herman J. Mankiewicz Quotes
March 5th, 1952 (March 05 1952)BirthAlan Clark, English keyboardist (Dire Straits)
March 5th, 1951 (March 05 1951)BirthGiorgos Ninios, Greek actor
March 5th, 1949 (March 05 1949)EventThe Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
March 5th, 1949 (March 05 1949)BirthFranz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
March 5th, 1948 (March 05 1948)BirthEddy Grant, Guyana-born singer
March 5th, 1948 (March 05 1948)BirthRichard Hickox, English musical conductor
March 5th, 1948 (March 05 1948)BirthElaine Paige, English singer and actressElaine Paige Quotes
March 5th, 1948 (March 05 1948)BirthPaquirri, Spanish bullfighter (died in 1984)
March 5th, 1947 (March 05 1947)BirthEddie Hodges, American actor and singer
March 5th, 1947 (March 05 1947)BirthClodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
March 5th, 1947 (March 05 1947)BirthKent Tekulve, American baseball player
March 5th, 1947 (March 05 1947)DeathAlfredo Casella, Italian composer (born in 1883)
March 5th, 1946 (March 05 1946)EventWinston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.Winston Churchill Quotes
March 5th, 1946 (March 05 1946)EventHungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
March 5th, 1946 (March 05 1946)BirthMurray Head, British actor and singer
March 5th, 1946 (March 05 1946)BirthRichard Bell, Canadian musician (The Band)
March 5th, 1945 (March 05 1945)EventWorld War II: The "Battle of the Ruhr" begins.
March 5th, 1945 (March 05 1945)DeathLena Baker, American murderer (born in 1901)
March 5th, 1944 (March 05 1944)BirthLucio Battisti, Italian singer (died in 1998)
March 5th, 1944 (March 05 1944)BirthRoy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
March 5th, 1944 (March 05 1944)DeathMax Jacob, French poet and writer (born in 1876)
March 5th, 1943 (March 05 1943)EventFirst flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
March 5th, 1943 (March 05 1943)BirthBilly Backus, American boxer
March 5th, 1942 (March 05 1942)BirthFelipe Gonzalez, Prime Minister of Spain
March 5th, 1942 (March 05 1942)BirthMike Resnick, American science fiction author
March 5th, 1940 (March 05 1940)EventMembers of Soviet politburo sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre.
March 5th, 1940 (March 05 1940)BirthMalcolm Hebden, English actor
March 5th, 1940 (March 05 1940)DeathCai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (born in 1868)
March 5th, 1939 (March 05 1939)BirthSamantha Eggar, English actress
March 5th, 1939 (March 05 1939)BirthPeter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
March 5th, 1939 (March 05 1939)BirthPierre Wynants, Belgian chef
March 5th, 1938 (March 05 1938)BirthPaul Evans, American singer and songwriter Evans Quotes
March 5th, 1938 (March 05 1938)BirthFred Williamson, American football player and actor
March 5th, 1937 (March 05 1937)BirthOlus?gun ?basanj?, President of Nigeria
March 5th, 1936 (March 05 1936)EventFirst flight of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft.
March 5th, 1936 (March 05 1936)BirthCanaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (died in 2003)
March 5th, 1936 (March 05 1936)BirthDean Stockwell, American actor
March 5th, 1934 (March 05 1934)BirthDaniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate
March 5th, 1934 (March 05 1934)BirthJames B. Sikking, American actor
March 5th, 1933 (March 05 1933)EventGreat Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
March 5th, 1933 (March 05 1933)EventIn Germany, the Nazis win 44 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections.
March 5th, 1933 (March 05 1933)BirthTommy Tucker, American blues singer and pianist (died in 1982)
March 5th, 1931 (March 05 1931)BirthFred Othon Aristides, French comics artist
March 5th, 1931 (March 05 1931)BirthBarry Tuckwell, Australian horn virtuoso
March 5th, 1931 (March 05 1931)DeathFr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted and imprisoned for ritualist activities (born in 1839)
March 5th, 1930 (March 05 1930)BirthDel Crandall, American baseball player
March 5th, 1929 (March 05 1929)BirthErik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
March 5th, 1929 (March 05 1929)DeathDavid Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (born in 1854)
March 5th, 1927 (March 05 1927)BirthJack Cassidy, American actor (died in 1976)
March 5th, 1927 (March 05 1927)DeathFranz Mertens, German mathematician (born in 1840)
March 5th, 1926 (March 05 1926)DeathClement Ader, French aviation pioneer (born in 1841)
March 5th, 1925 (March 05 1925)DeathJohan Jensen, Danish mathematician (born in 1859)
March 5th, 1923 (March 05 1923)BirthLaurence Tisch, American investor
March 5th, 1922 (March 05 1922)BirthJames Noble, American actor
March 5th, 1922 (March 05 1922)BirthPier Paolo Pasolini, Italian writer and film director (died in 1975)
March 5th, 1921 (March 05 1921)BirthElmer Valo, American baseball player (died in 1998)
March 5th, 1920 (March 05 1920)BirthJose Aboulker, Jewish Communist
March 5th, 1920 (March 05 1920)BirthVirginia Christine, American actress (died in 1996)
March 5th, 1918 (March 05 1918)BirthMilt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and manager
March 5th, 1918 (March 05 1918)BirthRed Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (died in 2006)
March 5th, 1918 (March 05 1918)BirthJames Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (died in 2002)
March 5th, 1915 (March 05 1915)EventWorld War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
March 5th, 1915 (March 05 1915)BirthLaurent Schwartz, French mathematician (died in 2002)
March 5th, 1914 (March 05 1914)BirthPhilip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (died in 1992)
March 5th, 1912 (March 05 1912)EventItalian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
March 5th, 1908 (March 05 1908)BirthIrving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (died in 1990)Irving Fiske Quotes
March 5th, 1908 (March 05 1908)BirthSir Rex Harrison, English actor (died in 1990)
March 5th, 1907 (March 05 1907)EventThe second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
March 5th, 1907 (March 05 1907)DeathFriedrich Blass, German classical scholar (born in 1843)
March 5th, 1905 (March 05 1905)EventRussian troops begin to retreat from Mukden, Manchuria after losing 100,000 troops in three days.
March 5th, 1904 (March 05 1904)EventNikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.Nikola Tesla Quotes
March 5th, 1904 (March 05 1904)BirthKarl Rahner, German theologian (died in 1984)
March 5th, 1903 (March 05 1903)DeathGeorge Francis Robert Henderson, British soldier (born in 1854)
March 5th, 1898 (March 05 1898)BirthZhou Enlai, Premier of the People s Republic of China (died in 1976)
March 5th, 1898 (March 05 1898)BirthSoong May-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-Shek (died in 2003)Soong May ling Quotes
March 5th, 1897 (March 05 1897)BirthSet Persson, Swedish communist politician (died in 1960)
March 5th, 1895 (March 05 1895)DeathNikolai Leskov, Russian writer (born in 1831)
March 5th, 1895 (March 05 1895)DeathHenry Rawlinson, British soldier and scholar (born in 1810)
March 5th, 1894 (March 05 1894)EventArchibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury.
March 5th, 1893 (March 05 1893)DeathHippolyte Taine, French historian (born in 1828
March 5th, 1887 (March 05 1887)BirthHeitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (died in 1959)
March 5th, 1886 (March 05 1886)BirthDong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (died in 1975)
March 5th, 1883 (March 05 1883)BirthMarius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (born in 1969)
March 5th, 1879 (March 05 1879)BirthSir William Beveridge, British economist (died in 1963)
March 5th, 1876 (March 05 1876)DeathMarie d Agoult, German-born writer (born in 1805)
March 5th, 1874 (March 05 1874)BirthHenry Travers, British actor (died in 1965)
March 5th, 1873 (March 05 1873)BirthOlav Bjaaland, Norwegian explorer and cross-country skier (died in 1961)
March 5th, 1872 (March 05 1872)EventGeorge Westinghouse patents the air brake.
March 5th, 1871 (March 05 1871)BirthRosa Luxemburg, Socialist revolutionary (died in 1919)Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
March 5th, 1870 (March 05 1870)BirthFrank Norris, American writer (died in 1902)
March 5th, 1869 (March 05 1869)BirthMichael von Faulhaber, German cardinal and archbishop (died in 1952)
March 5th, 1868 (March 05 1868)EventA court of impeachment is organized in the United States Senate to hear charges against President Andrew Johnson.Andrew Johnson Quotes
March 5th, 1868 (March 05 1868)EventMefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito premieres at La Scala.
March 5th, 1867 (March 05 1867)BirthLouis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (died in 1952)
March 5th, 1862 (March 05 1862)BirthSiegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (died in 1934)
March 5th, 1861 (March 05 1861)EventThe "Stars and Bars" is adopted as the flag of the Confederate States of America.
March 5th, 1860 (March 05 1860)EventParma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
March 5th, 1853 (March 05 1853)BirthHoward Pyle, American author and illustrator (died in 1911)
March 5th, 1850 (March 05 1850)EventThe Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
March 5th, 1849 (March 05 1849)DeathDavid Scott, Scottish painter (born in 1806)
March 5th, 1848 (March 05 1848)EventLouis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.
March 5th, 1842 (March 05 1842)EventOver 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
March 5th, 1836 (March 05 1836)EventSamuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
March 5th, 1836 (March 05 1836)BirthCharles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (died in 1929)
March 5th, 1829 (March 05 1829)DeathJohn Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (born in 1766)John Adams Quotes
March 5th, 1827 (March 05 1827)DeathPierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (born in 1749)Pierre-Simon Laplace Quotes
March 5th, 1827 (March 05 1827)DeathAlessandro Volta, Italian physicist (born in 1745)
March 5th, 1824 (March 05 1824)EventFirst Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
March 5th, 1817 (March 05 1817)BirthAusten Henry Layard, English archaeologist (died in 1894)Austen Henry Layard Quotes
March 5th, 1815 (March 05 1815)BirthJohn Wentworth, American politician (died in 1888)
March 5th, 1815 (March 05 1815)DeathFranz Mesmer, Austrian developer of hypnotism (born in 1734)
March 5th, 1814 (March 05 1814)BirthWilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (died in 1889)
March 5th, 1794 (March 05 1794)BirthJacques Babinet, French physicist (died in 1872)
March 5th, 1794 (March 05 1794)BirthRobert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (died in 1870)
March 5th, 1793 (March 05 1793)EventFrench troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liege is recaptured.
March 5th, 1784 (March 05 1784)EventThomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade.
March 5th, 1778 (March 05 1778)DeathThomas Arne, English composer (born in 1710)
March 5th, 1776 (March 05 1776)DeathYeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (born in 1694)
March 5th, 1770 (March 05 1770)EventBoston Massacre: Five Americans, including a black man named Crispus Attucks, and a boy are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later.
March 5th, 1770 (March 05 1770)DeathCrispus Attucks a free black American
March 5th, 1766 (March 05 1766)EventAntonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
March 5th, 1750 (March 05 1750)BirthJean-Baptiste Gaspard d Ansse de Villoison, French classical scholar (died in 1805)
March 5th, 1748 (March 05 1748)BirthJonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (died in 1810)
March 5th, 1748 (March 05 1748)BirthWilliam Shield, English musician (died in 1829)
March 5th, 1739 (March 05 1739)BirthBenjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (died in 1819)
March 5th, 1726 (March 05 1726)DeathEvelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
March 5th, 1723 (March 05 1723)BirthPrincess Mary of Great Britain (died in 1773)
March 5th, 1696 (March 05 1696)BirthGiovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (died in 1770)
March 5th, 1695 (March 05 1695)DeathHenry Wharton, English writer (born in 1664)
March 5th, 1693 (March 05 1693)BirthJohann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (died in 1754)
March 5th, 1689 (March 05 1689)EventDaniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham is named Secretary of State for the Northern Department.
March 5th, 1658 (March 05 1658)BirthAntoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (died in 1730)
March 5th, 1622 (March 05 1622)DeathRanuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (born in 1569)
March 5th, 1611 (March 05 1611)DeathShimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese warlord and samurai (born in 1533)
March 5th, 1592 (March 05 1592)DeathMichael Coxcie, Flemish painter (born in 1499)
March 5th, 1585 (March 05 1585)BirthJohn George I, Elector of Saxony (died in 1656)
March 5th, 1575 (March 05 1575)BirthWilliam Oughtred, English mathematician (died in 1660)
March 5th, 1563 (March 05 1563)BirthJohn Coke, English politician (died in 1644)
March 5th, 1539 (March 05 1539)DeathNuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (born in 1487)
March 5th, 1534 (March 05 1534)DeathAntonio da Correggio, Italian painter (born in 1489)
March 5th, 1512 (March 05 1512)BirthGerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer (died in 1594)
March 5th, 1496 (March 05 1496)EventEngland King Henry VII issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorizing them to explore unknown lands.
March 5th, 1324 (March 05 1324)BirthKing David II of Scotland (died in 1371)
March 5th, 1133 (March 05 1133)BirthKing Henry II of England (died in 1189)
March 5th, 1046 (March 05 1046)EventNaser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
March 5th, 0363 (March 05 0363)EventRoman 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. Julian Quotes

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