What Happened on March 5, 1774

Historical Events

Event 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, Danish organist and composer (Ludlam’s Hule), born in Altona, Duchy of Holstein, (now Germany) (d. 1842)
Born in 1774
1774 Highlights

About March 5, 1774

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 249 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces