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  • Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California, United States
    Friday Mar 5, 1982

    Robin Williams

    Wake up call

    Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California, United States
    Friday Mar 5, 1982

    He was a casual friend of John Belushi, and the Saturday Night Live comic's death in 1982 from a drug overdose, which happened the morning after the two had partied together, along with the birth of his own son Zak, prompted him to quit drugs and alcohol: "Was it a wake-up call? Oh yeah, on a huge level. The grand jury helped, too." Williams later said of Belushi's death, "It sobered the shit out of me." Williams turned to exercise and cycling to help alleviate his depression shortly after Belushi's death; according to bicycle shop owner Tony Tom, Williams said, "cycling saved my life."




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2008

    Carlos Slim

    The World's Second-Richest Person 2008

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2008

    On March 5, 2008, Forbes ranked Slim as the world's second-richest person, behind Warren Buffett and ahead of Bill Gates.




  • Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

    Papa John's Pizza

    Papa John's announced a Settlement With Schnatter

    Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 2019

    On March 5, 2019, Papa John's announced a settlement with Schnatter under which he will resign from the company's board of directors at the company's annual meeting on April 30 or when a mutually acceptable independent director is appointed to replace him, whichever comes first. Schnatter agreed to dismiss two lawsuits filed against the company and to withdraw his plan to run for a seat on the board at the annual meeting. Papa John's agreed to remove the "acting in concert" provisions from its "poison pill" plan that prevented Schnatter from communicating with other company shareholders. Schnatter, who still controls 31% of Papa John's shares, issued a statement saying he was "thankful that I've been able to resolve these important issues" and hoped everyone could now "focus on the company's business without the need for additional litigation". The company also agreed to remove a requirement that Starboard Value, which owns about 10% of the company, must vote in favor of the incumbent board.




  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 5, 2020

    Xerox

    HP revealed that its board of directors has unanimously declined Xerox's $24 a share cash-and-stock offer

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 5, 2020

    On March 5, HP revealed that its board of directors has unanimously declined Xerox's $24 a share cash-and-stock offer.




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