5 March: Wondering what happened on this day in history? It has been noted for some of the prominent events in politics and technology.
If you are celebrating your birthday, you will be surprised to know what special day is today.
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 5 March
From strong political changes to technology, here is a rundown of some prominent events.
Politics, People and Peace
- 1616 – De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium written by Nicolaus Copernicus was banned by the Catholic Church as it claimed that the Earth revolves around the sun. In the history of astronomy, the book is considered a milestone.
- 1960 – The iconic photograph of Che Guevara called Guerrillero Heroico by Alberto Korda, was taken at a memorial service for the victims of the La Coubre explosion.
- 1970 – Initiated the treaty in 1968 by nuclear powers China, Russia, U.S., U.K., and France – Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty entered into force in 1970.
- 1977 – U.S.A. Dial-A-President where show hosts could call the president. It was aired only twice.
- 1991 – Return of prisoners by Iraq to the red cross in Baghdad.
- 1993 – The former Canadian Olympic sprinter, Ben Johnson, was banned from athletics for life after failing a drugs test for a second time.
- 1997 – In New York, representatives of North Korea and South Korea met for the first time in 25 years, for peace talks.
- 2004 – U.S.A. Martha Stewart: Martha Stewart was convicted for lying about why she’d unloaded her ImClone Systems Inc. stock just before the price plummeted.
- 2006 – The French President Jacques Chirac became the first non-Arab leader to address Saudi Arabia’s consultative assembly.
- 1872 – The air brake by George Westinghouse was patented.
- 1981 – The home computer ZX81 is launched – The British ZX81 was one of the world’s first home computers and was sold over 1.5 million times.
- 2010 – Canada has dropped the proposals to make the country’s national anthem more gender-inclusive.
Birth Anniversaries (5 March)
- 1133 – King Henry II of England was born on this day.
- 1871 – Rosa Luxemburg, Russian economist and philosopher, was born on this day.
- 1898 – Zhou Enlai, Chinese politician, 1st Premier of the People’s Republic of China, was born on this day.
Death Anniversaries (5 March)
- 1895 – Nikolai Leskov, Russian author, playwright and journalist.
- 1953 – Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer and conductor.
- 1953 – Joseph Stalin, Soviet marshal, politician and 4th Premier of the Soviet Union.
- 1963 – Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist.
- 1984 – U.S.A. Actor William Powell, who is most known for his detective role in “Thin Man” movies, passed away at 91 years of age.
- 2013 – Hugo Chavez, the controversial president of Venezuela, died at the age of fifty-eight after battling cancer.
What Special Day is Today: 5 March
- Cinco de Marcho – Mexico and America
- International Open Data Day – March 5, 2022 (First Saturday in March)
- National Multiple Personality Day is celebrated in the United States.
We hope this article fascinated you to find out what special day is today. This day has been about people and their evolution towards a more peaceful society. We wish this day to be as peaceful and interesting for all of you.
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