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On March fifth, 1770, the Boston
Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd
been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire,
killing five people.
On this date:
In 1849, Zachary Taylor took the
oath of office at his presidential inauguration.
In 1867, an
abortive Fenian uprising against English rule
took place in Ireland.
In 1868, the
Senate was organized into a Court of Impeachment
to decide charges against President Andrew
In 1933, in German
parliamentary elections, the Nazi Party won 44
percent of the vote, enabling it to join with the
Nationalists to gain a slender majority in the
In 1946, Winston
Churchill delivered his famous "Iron
Curtain" speech at Westminster College in
In 1953, Soviet
dictator Josef Stalin died at age 73 after 29
years in power.
In 1963, a private
plane crash near Camden, Tennessee, claimed the
lives of country music performers Patsy Cline,
"Cowboy" Copas and "Hawkshaw"
In 1970, a nuclear
non-proliferation treaty went into effect after
43 nations ratified it.
In 1982, comedian
John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in
a rented bungalow in Hollywood; he was 33.
In 1986, in
Lebanon, Islamic Jihad issued a statement saying
it had "executed" French hostage Michel
Seurat, who had been abducted almost a year
Ten years ago: To
the cheers of onlookers, workers in Bucharest,
Romania, finally succeeded in removing a 25-foot,
seven-ton bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin from
Five years ago: An
Australian yacht broke in two and sank in heavy
wind and fierce winds off the Southern California
coast, the first sinking in the history of
America's Cup racing; all 17 crew members were
One year ago:
Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema met at the
White House with President Clinton, a day after a
military jury in North Carolina acquitted a
Marine pilot in the Italian cable car accident
that killed 20 people; D'Alema demanded justice,
while Clinton expressed profound regret. Actor
Richard Kiley died in Warwick, New York, at age
"If you don't have
enemies, you don't have character."
Paul Newman, American actor.