Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 5: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 5, 2017

 Historical Events

363  Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign that brings about his own death
1046  Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the 7 year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama
1496  English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands
1770  Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. The massacre galvanized anti-British feelings.
1946  Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri, popularizes the term and draws attention to the division of Europe
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Famous Birthdays

Andy Gibb

(1958 - 1988)

Eva Mendes

43rd Birthday

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Famous Deaths

Alessandro Volta

(1745 - 1827)

Joseph Stalin

(1878 - 1953)
More Famous Deaths

March 4th: Arise, Sir Charlie Chaplin

He waited a lifetime for it, but on this day silent screen star Charlie Chaplin was finally honoured by the country where he was born.
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