Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5th in History

The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 and author Ann Rinaldi wrote the Book entitled The Fifth of March in 1993.

Other events from March 5th are:

1836: Samuel Colt released the first Colt revolver.
1868: Impeachment proceedings began against President Andrew Johnson.
1933: The Nazis won parliamentary elections, giving control of the country to Adolf Hitler.
1946: Winston Churchill used the term 'Iron Curtain' in a speech

March 5th seems to be an ominous date in history.

Any good things you can think of that happened on March 5th in history?

7 comments:

Kelly said...

I just read these to my 10 yr old before school. He has state testing this week and every bit of info helps :). (and he did learn about Boston Massacre this year).

Rena said...

It's on a Friday this year? That's good, right?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I got nothing. Maybe my new bowling ball will do something of historical importance tonight though...

MG Higgins said...

Wow. Fascinating. I hope today isn't so ominous!

Cate Gardner said...

It's my brothers birthday :D

Bish Denham said...

Oof! Let's see...
Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws in 1923.
Dean Stockwell was born on this day.
Zachary Taylor was sworn is at pres in 1849
And the first Mother-in-law's day was celebrated in Amarillo TX.

Kim Kasch said...

Love that y'all tried to keep a positive perspective - I kept waiting for something to happen and I guess it kinda did. My daughter had to have surgery and I spent about 9 hours at the hospital. :(