5th March

The events happened on 5th March are :

1770 : Boston Massacre : Harassed by a mob, British troops on this day in 1770 opened fire, killing Crispus Attucks and four others in the Boston Massacre, an event that galvanized anti-British feelings in the lead-up to the American Revolution.

1979 : The U.S. space probe Voyager 1 flew by Io, the innermost of Jupiter's satellites, and observed nine active volcanoes on its surface.

1953 : Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin died in Moscow and was succeeded by Georgy Malenkov.

1946 : British Prime Minister Winston Churchill popularized the term “Iron Curtain”—describing the separation between Soviet and Western nations—in a speech at Fulton, Missouri.

1887 : Brazilian musician and Latin American composer Heitor Villa-Lobos was born in Rio de Janeiro.

1871 : Polish German activist Rosa Luxemburg, who played a key role in the founding of the Polish Social Democratic Party and the Spartacus League, was born in Zamość.

1798 : Napoleon invaded Switzerland and occupied Bern, ending the ancient ruling system of that country, the Confederation of the Thirteen Cantons.

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