On This Day in History, March 05

Fancy recording Instagram reels and sharing them online? Well, spare some time to do so today in commemoration of the National Reel Film Day. As you share those reels also get to learn some historical facts of this day, March 5.

  • 1616 – Astronomical work by Nicolaus Copernicus was placed on the Catholic Forbidden index.
  • 1774 – John Hancock delivered the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, in commemoration of the Boston Massacre.
  • 1853 – Piano company, Steinway & Sons, was founded by Heinrich Steinweg in New York City.
  • 1872 – George Westinghouse Jr patented the triple air brake for trains.
  • 1917 – US President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated for a second term.
  • 1922 -“Annie Oakley” broke all existing records for women’s trap shooting.
  • 1933 -The Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote in German parliamentary elections.
  • 1943 -Germany called fifteen- and sixteen-year-olds for military service due to war losses.
  • 1946 -Winston Churchill delivered the “Iron Curtain Speech”.
  • 1953 -The Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin died on this day.
  • 1960 -Elvis Presley ended his 2-year hitch in the US Army.
  • 1960 -Iconic photograph ‘Guerrillero Heroico’ taken of Che Guevara at a memorial service in Havana, by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda.
  • 1970 -The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty enters into force.
  • 1976- The British pound fell below the equivalent of $2 for the first time in history.
  • 1981-The home computer ZX81 was launched.
  • 1984– The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cities had the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.
  • 1997North Korea and South Korea met for the first time in 25 years for peace talks.
  • 1997– Chuck Niles received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1998– NASA announced that an orbiting craft had found enough water on the moon to support a human colony and rocket fueling station.
  • 1998– It was announced that Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead the crew of Columbia on a mission to launch a large X-ray telescope.

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