March 5

March 5.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, March 5, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on March 5 regarded events relating to the Granting of Letters Patent to John Cabot, Placing of 'De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium' on the Index of Forbidden Books, Arrival of Antonio de Ulloa in New Orleans, Boston Massacre, Premiere of Arrigo Boito's Four Act Opera Mefistofele, Maiden Flight of the First Supermarine Spitfire, Katyn Massacre, Birth of Elaine Paige, 1963 Camden Airplane Crash and Release of the Sinclair ZX81. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Henry VII, John Cabot, Nicolaus Copernicus, Antonio de Ulloa, Samuel Adams, Arrigo Boito, R. J. Mitchell, Joseph Summers, Lavrentiy Beria, Joseph Stalin, Elaine Paige, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Randy Hughes and Clive Sinclair.

Granting of Letters Patent to John Cabot - March 5, 1496: On this day in history, March 5, 1496, critical events took place today in London, England, regarding the Granting of Letters Patent to John Cabot. Italian explorer John Cabot, and his three sons, went to England where he received Letters Patent, on March 5, 1496, to explore unknown lands. Under this commission, John Cabot became the first European to explore North America since the Vikings. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1496 were Henry VII, John Cabot. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Granting of Letters Patent to John Cabot *** Date: March 5, 1496 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 15th Century *** This day in history ***

Placing of 'De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium' on the Index of Forbidden Books - March 5, 1616: On this day in history, March 5, 1616, crucial events took place today in Rome, Italy, relating to the Placing of 'De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium' on the Index of Forbidden Books. Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus's book De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) was added to the Index of Forbidden Books on March 5, 1616, by a decree of the Sacred Congregation. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1616 were Nicolaus Copernicus. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Placing of 'De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium' on the Index of Forbidden Books *** Date: March 5, 1616 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrival of Antonio de Ulloa in New Orleans - March 5, 1766: On this day in history, March 5, 1766, important events took place today in Louisiana, USA, surrounding the Arrival of Antonio de Ulloa in New Orleans. After West Louisiana had been ceded to Spain by the French, Antonio de Ulloa was sent to Louisiana to be the first Spanish Governor. Ulloa arrived in New Orleans on March 5, 1766, and remained until he was expelled during the rebellion of 1768. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1766 were Antonio de Ulloa. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Arrival of Antonio de Ulloa in New Orleans *** Date: March 5, 1766 *** Place: Louisiana, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Boston Massacre - March 5, 1770: On this day in history, March 5, 1770, critical events took place today in Massachusetts, USA, regarding the Boston Massacre. Following a barrage of taunts by an angry mob, British soldiers fired into a crowd on King Street, Boston, on March 5, 1770. 5 people died as a result of the incident and a further 6 were injured. The incident was used by people such as Samuel Adams to inspire rebellion against the British. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1770 were Samuel Adams. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Boston Massacre *** Date: March 5, 1770 *** Place: Massachusetts, USA *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of Arrigo Boito's Four Act Opera Mefistofele - March 5, 1868: On this day in history, March 5, 1868, important events took place today in Milan, Italy, surrounding the Premiere of Arrigo Boito's Four Act Opera Mefistofele. The premiere of Italian composer Arrigo Boito's four act, plus prologue and epilogue, opera was held at La Scala, Milan, on March 5, 1868. The orchestra was conducted by Boito himself. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1868 were Arrigo Boito. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Premiere of Arrigo Boito's Four Act Opera Mefistofele *** Date: March 5, 1868 *** Place: Milan, Italy *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Maiden Flight of the First Supermarine Spitfire - March 5, 1936: On this day in history, March 5, 1936, critical events took place today in Hampshire, England, regarding the Maiden Flight of the First Supermarine Spitfire. The maiden flight of the Supermarine Type 300 Prototype Spitfire K5054 took place at Eastleigh Aerodrome on March 5, 1936. It was flown by Joseph 'Mutt' Summers, who was Vickers' chief test pilot. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1936 were R. J. Mitchell, Joseph Summers. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Maiden Flight of the First Supermarine Spitfire *** Date: March 5, 1936 *** Place: Hampshire, England *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Katyn Massacre - March 5, 1940: On this day in history, March 5, 1940, momentous events took place today in Smolensk Oblast, Russia, with regard to the Katyn Massacre. Following a recommendation from Lavrentiy Beria, the Chief of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, Joseph Stalin and 5 other members of the Soviet Politburo signed an order, on March 5, 1940, to execute more than 20,000 Polish captives. Many of the victims were buried in the Katyn Forest. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1940 were Lavrentiy Beria, Joseph Stalin. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Katyn Massacre *** Date: March 5, 1940 *** Place: Smolensk Oblast, Russia *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Birth of Elaine Paige - March 5, 1948: On this day in history, March 5, 1948, significant events took place today in Hertfordshire, England, respecting the Birth of Elaine Paige. English singer and actress Elaine Paige was born Elaine Jill Bickerstaff in Barnet, Hertfordshire, on March 5, 1948. Best known for her work in musical theatre, she has appeared in the West End and on Broadway. She has also had chart success with her rendition of 'Memory' from cats and 'I Know Him so Well' (with Barbara Dickson) from Chess. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1948 were Elaine Paige. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Birth of Elaine Paige *** Date: March 5, 1948 *** Place: Hertfordshire, England *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

1963 Camden Airplane Crash - March 5, 1963: On this day in history, March 5, 1963, significant events took place today in Tennessee, USA, respecting the 1963 Camden Airplane Crash. Country music artists Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas were killed, along with their pilot, when their Piper PA-24 aircraft crashed shortly after take off. The crash, which occurred in woods near Camden, Tennessee, on March 5, 1963, was caused by pilot error. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1963 were Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Randy Hughes. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: 1963 Camden Airplane Crash *** Date: March 5, 1963 *** Place: Tennessee, USA *** Category: Accident *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Release of the Sinclair ZX81 - March 5, 1981: On this day in history, March 5, 1981, significant events took place today in England, respecting the Release of the Sinclair ZX81. Sinclair Research's ZX81 home computer was released on March 5, 1981. Designed for low cost home use, the ZX81 used video output to a television and used an external audio tape cassette for data and programs. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 5, 1981 were Clive Sinclair. Facts on this day in History March 5: Events on this day in history: Release of the Sinclair ZX81 *** Date: March 5, 1981 *** Place: England *** Category: Technology *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

March 5

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