On This Day in History

for Thursday 5th March, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 189

363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.
1046 - Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
1496 - English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands
1770 - Boston Massacre (or the Incident on King Street ), British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings
1946 - Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 239

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

1760 - Princess Carolina marries Gen Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg
1948 - Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1993 - Former Wash DC Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi
1998 - Mariah Carey divorces Tommy Mottola

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 117

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 218


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