On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1774

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot

Statesman John Hancock
John Hancock

Famous Birthdays

  • Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer