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Calendar for March 5th, 2013

Died 1770: Crispus Attucks (first casualty of Boston Massacre)

1770: Boston Massacre. Five American rioters killed in skirmish with British troops

Born 1835: William Steinway (piano manufacturer)

1849: Zachary Taylor was inaugurated as the 12th U.S. President; Millard Fillmore became Vice President

Born 1853: Howard Pyle (illustrator)

1868: Impeachment proceedings of President Andrew Johnson began

Born 1870: Benjamin Franklin Norris (novelist)

Born 1893: Emmett J. Culligan (founder of the world's largest water treatment organization)

1907: First radio broadcast of a musical composition took place when Lee De Forest transmitted a performance of Rossini's William Tell Overture from Telharmonic Hall in NY to the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Born 1908: Rex Harrison (actor)

1923: Montana and Nevada enacted the first old age pensions in the U.S.

Born 1927: Jack Cassidy (actor)

1929: Fire destroyed more than 320 cars at an auto show in Los Angeles, California

1931: The Gandhi-Irwin Pact between Mahatma Gandhi and Viceroy Edward Wood, Lord Irwin, brought a halt to the civil disobedience campaign with Gandhi accepting the federal constitution plan adopted by the conference in return for British efforts to lessen repression

Born 1936: Dean Stockwell (actor)

Born 1941: Paul Sand (actor)

Born 1946: Robert Patrick "Rocky" Bleier (football player)

1946: In a speech at Missouri's Westminster College, Winston Churchill introduced the phrase "iron curtain" to describe the repression of Soviet-dominated Europe

Died 1953: Joseph Stalin (Russian leader)

Born 1958: Andy Gibb (musician)

Born 1962: Elise Burgin (tennis player)

Died 1963: Patsy Cline (singer)

1977: "Ask President Carter," the first presidential phone-in radio show was broadcast on CBS

1979: Voyager I relayed data from Jupiter, including photographs of its four largest moons

Died 1982: John Belushi (actor)

1984: Standard Oil Co. of California and Gulf Corp. agreed to merge in a $13.3 billion transaction

Born 1989: Jake Lloyd (actor)

2004: Martha Stewart was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and two counts of making false statements in her trial determining if she and her ex-broker lied to the government about her sale of ImClone Systems stock in December 2001

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