On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1774

Historical Events

Historic Event

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, composer
1774 Highlights

About March 5, 1774

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 247 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces