Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (Week 39)

March 5 in History

What happened on March 5 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 5 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 5 in history.

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1984
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.
1976
Britain gives up on the Ulster talks and decides to retain rule in Northern Ireland indefinitely.
1969
Gustav Heinemann is elected West German President.
1956
The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.
1946
In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill tells a crowd that “an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe].”
1943
In desperation due to war losses, fifteen and sixteen year olds are called up for military service in the German army.
1933
Newly inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt halts the trading of gold and declares a bank holiday.
1933
Hitler and Nationalist allies win the Reichstag majority. It will be the last free election in Germany until after World War II.
1928
Hitler‘s National Socialists win the majority vote in Bavaria.
1918
The Soviets move the capital of Russia from Petrograd to Moscow.
1912
The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.
1905
Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.
1821
James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.
1793
Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.
1766
Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1624
Class-based legislation is passed in the colony of Virginia, exempting the upper class from punishment by whipping.