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Calendar for March 5th, 2013

1770s

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

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

  • 1830s

  • Born 1835: William Steinway (piano manufacturer)

  • 1840s

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

  • 1850s

  • Born 1853: Howard Pyle (illustrator)

  • 1860s

  • 1868: Impeachment proceedings of President Andrew Johnson began

  • 1870s

  • Born 1870: Benjamin Franklin Norris (novelist)

  • 1890s

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

  • 1900s

  • 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)

  • 1920s

  • 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

  • 1930s

  • 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)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Paul Sand (actor)

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

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

  • 1950s

  • Died 1953: Joseph Stalin (Russian leader)

  • Born 1958: Andy Gibb (musician)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1962: Elise Burgin (tennis player)

  • Died 1963: Patsy Cline (singer)

  • 1970s

  • 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

  • 1980s

  • 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)

  • 2000s

  • 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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