On This Day

Historical Events on March 5 (Part 2)

  • 2012 Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar
  • 2013 The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time

Historic Event

2013 Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro assumes the presidency after the death of Hugo Chávez

  • 2013 Willcom announces the world’s smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams
  • 2014 A survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that about 1/3 of women in the European Union have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15

Film & TV History

2015 Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California

  • 2015 -8th Islamic State militants ransack and destroy ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq

Television Premiere

2015 US crime drama "American Crime" premieres created by John Ridley

  • 2016 US air strike kills 150 Al-Shabaab militants north of Mogadishu, Somalia

Historic Event

2017 US President Donald Trump in a tweet accuses former President Obama without offering any evidence of wiretapping Trump Towers during the presidential campaign

Meeting of Interest

2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang

  • 2018 China announces a military budget of 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion)
  • 2019 Second-ever person "cured" of HIV after stem cell transplant treatment in London, England results published in "Nature"
  • 2019 Japanese architect Arata Isozaki wins architecture's Pritzker Prize
  • 2019 Bugatti announces the most expensive new car ever made - the La Voiture Noire costing €16.7 million (almost $19 million), only one will be made
  • 2019 Major study into the MMR vaccine involving over 650,000 children in Denmark finds it does not increase the risk of autism

Film & TV History

2019 Kylie Jenner is the world's youngest-ever billionaire at 21, according to Forbes

Historic Event

2020 US senator Elizabeth Warren drops out of the Democratic presidential race