On This Day

On This Day in History for March 5 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1970 Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
  • 1970 Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
  • 1970 SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
  • 1970 Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
  • 1974 Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
  • 1976 British pound falls below $2 for 1st time
  • 1978 Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California
  • 1979 Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)
  • 1979 Iran resumes petroleum exports
  • 1980 Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49
  • 1981 Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva & I Lisovski (URS)
  • 1981 US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
  • 1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1983 Australian Labor leader Bob Hawke defeats sitting Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in a general election

23rd Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke
23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Bob Hawke
Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • 1984 Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene
  • 1984 US accuse Iraq of using poison gas

  • 1985 Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena Salaazar
  • 1986 "Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national colour newspaper); it folded in 1995
  • 1988 Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
  • 1989 19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000
  • 1989 Elly Verhulst runs world record 3000 m indoor (8:33.82)
  • 1991 Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait
  • 1992 Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
  • 1993 Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
  • 1994 Largest milkshake made; 1,955 gallons of chocolate in Nelspruit, South Africa
  • 1994 PBA National Championship won by David Traber
  • 1995 Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

  • 1995 Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)
  • 1999 Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut
  • 2001 In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
  • 2003 In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
  • 2005 The Burkinabé Party for Democracy and Socialism holds its first National Convention.
  • 2012 27 members of Iraq's security force are killed by gunmen disguised as police in Haditha
  • 2012 Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar
  • 2013 The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro
President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
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
  • 2015 -8th Islamic State militants ransack and destroy ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 US primary elections: Super Saturday - Republican Donald Trump and Ted Cruz win 2 states, Democratics Bernie Sanders wins 2, Hillary Clinton one

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2016 US air strike kills 150 Al-Shabaab militants north of Mogadishu, Somalia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Conference meetingMeeting 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

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren

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Deaths in History