March 5th Events

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March 5th, 2005 (March 05 2005)EventThe Burkinabe Party for Democracy and Socialism holds its first National Convention.
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, 1999 (March 05 1999)EventPaul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
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, 1991 (March 05 1991)EventIraq releases all Gulf War prisoners.
March 5th, 1988 (March 05 1988)EventConstitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
March 5th, 1982 (March 05 1982)EventVenera 14, a Soviet satellite arrives at the planet Venus.
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, 1978 (March 05 1978)EventThe Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg AFB in California.
March 5th, 1976 (March 05 1976)EventThe British pound falls below $2 USD for the first time.
March 5th, 1974 (March 05 1974)EventYom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
March 5th, 1973 (March 05 1973)EventDonald DeFreeze, the future Symbionese Liberation Army leader, escapes from Vacaville Prison. Bion Quotes
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, 1966 (March 05 1966)EventBOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124.
March 5th, 1965 (March 05 1965)EventMarch Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
March 5th, 1964 (March 05 1964)EventCeylon declares emergency crisis due to unrest.
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, 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, 1949 (March 05 1949)EventThe Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
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, 1945 (March 05 1945)EventWorld War II: The "Battle of the Ruhr" begins.
March 5th, 1943 (March 05 1943)EventFirst flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom.
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, 1936 (March 05 1936)EventFirst flight of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft.
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, 1915 (March 05 1915)EventWorld War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
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, 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, 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, 1894 (March 05 1894)EventArchibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury.
March 5th, 1872 (March 05 1872)EventGeorge Westinghouse patents the air brake.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1824 (March 05 1824)EventFirst Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
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, 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, 1766 (March 05 1766)EventAntonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
March 5th, 1689 (March 05 1689)EventDaniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham is named Secretary of State for the Northern Department.
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, 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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