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March 5: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 5

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March 5th is officially National Cheese Doodle Day & Absinthe Day.

Welcome to day 65 of 366! There are 301 days remaining in 2024.

Here you’re going to learn all about the historical events, births and deaths that all happened on this eventful day.

Did you know that on this day in 1868, the world’s favorite paper joiner, the stapler, was patented? It was invented by C. H. Gould in England.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 5th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on March 5 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2021

Pope Francis made history when he became the first pope to visit Iraq.

OTD in 2021: Pope Francis made history when he became the first pope to visit Iraq.

The four-day visit was made possible by invitation from the Iraqi government and the largest Catholic church in Iraq, the Chaldean Catholic Church. Before this, a papal visit to Iraq was attempted in 2000, when Pope John Paul II wished to visit the city of Ur, but the Iraqi government denied him.

2013

Willcom announced the world’s smallest and lightest phone.

The “WX06A” phone is exactly 32 grams and measures just 32 x 70 x 10.7 mm, making it still today’s smallest and lightest.

2012

A tropical storm named Irina on the island of Madagascar killed 65 people.

2002

The Osbournes reality TV show aired for the first time on MTV.

The American show featured Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack Osbourne. Ozzy and Sharon have another child (Aimee) who refused to participate.

1982

After a four-month journey, the Venera 14 spacecraft landed on Venus.

OTD in 1982: After a four-month journey

The Russian craft landing was a success and was able to capture pictures among other data for 56 minutes before succumbing to 869°F temperatures and high pressure.

1971

Led Zeppelin started their first tour at Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK.

1963

Country music stars Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins all perished in an airplane crash.

Crash investigators determined that the crash was due to pilot error. The three American country stars had just performed at a benefit for the family of a well-known disc jockey, who had died in a car crash the previous month.

1953

Soviet leader Joseph Stalin died in his home after suffering from a stroke.

1943

The battle of the Ruhr campaign began during WWII with an air raid in Essen, Germany.

The battle was a British bombing campaign that lasted for five months and attacked the Nazi area of Ruhr.

1935

Colorado became the birthplace of the cheeseburger.

OTD in 1935: Colorado became the birthplace of the cheeseburger.

Louis E Ballast registered the cheeseburger as a trademark after creating the cheeseburger at his restaurant, the Humpty Dumpty Barrel Drive-In.

1904

Nikola Tesla tried to explain how the phenomenon of ball lightning works.

1868

The world’s favorite paper joiner, the stapler was patented by C. H. Gould in England.

1807

Beethoven’s 4th Symphony in B was performed for the first time.

1770

The Boston Massacre occurred.

OTD in 1770: The Boston Massacre occurred.

British soldiers shot and killed several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston. The Boston Massacre is considered one of the most significant events that led to the American Revolutionary War.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, did you know that Eva Mendes was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.

2003

Cash Baker

American

TikToker

Cash Baker

Age:

21 years old

Born In:

Oklahoma, USA

1999

Madison Beer

American

Singer

Madison Beer

Age:

25 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1974

Eva Mendes

American

Actress

Eva Mendes

Age:

50 years old

Born In:

Florida, USA

1974

Matt Lucas

English

Actor

Matt Lucas

Age:

50 years old

Born In:

England, UK

Quotes

Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on Mar 5.

1988

Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

American Memoirist

1904

This planet, with all its appalling immensity, is to electric currents virtually no more than a small metal ball.

Special Holidays

Here are some unusual holidays that are celebrated on this day.

March 5: National Cheese Doodle Day
United States

National Cheese Doodle Day

While we may not all agree entirely on what to call these cheesy corn puffs, we can agree on one thing – they’re definitely delicious! All good food deserves its own special holiday, and cheese doodles are no exception, so snack away to your heart’s content today!

March 5: National Absinthe Day
United States

National Absinthe Day

If you see any green fairies around today, don’t be alarmed – you might have just celebrated Absinthe Day a little too hard! This bittersweet spirit isn’t for the faint-hearted, that’s for sure, so if you don’t want to or can’t drink, you can still learn about Absinthe’s fascinating history.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Scotland wanted to replicate the Parthenon bigger and cheaper in 1826. It was never completed and is now nicknamed “Scotland’s Disgrace.”

Birthday & Zodiac

Those of you who were born on March 5 share the Pisces star sign.

Pisceans are good listeners. They’re able to listen to others closely with empathy and understanding.

People born in March all have the Aquamarine birthstone. Aquamarine is a beautiful blue-green stone with a calming, soothing energy. It’s known for helping people reconnect with water, and throughout folklore, is known as the treasure of mermaids.

Those who were born on March 5th were likely conceived the previous year on June 12th.

The due date for babies conceived on this day is around November 26, 2024.

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