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  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1861

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1861

    Lincoln directed his inaugural address to the South, proclaiming once again that he had no inclination to abolish slavery in the Southern states: Apprehension seems to exist among the people of the Southern States that by the accession of a Republican Administration their property and their peace and personal security are to be endangered. There has never been any reasonable cause for such apprehension. Indeed, the most ample evidence to the contrary has all the while existed and been open to their inspection. It is found in nearly all the published speeches of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." — First inaugural address, 4 March 1861.




  • Yingkou, Liaoning, China
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1895

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Battle of Yingkou

    Yingkou, Liaoning, China
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1895

    After Weihaiwei's fall on 12 February 1895, and an easing of harsh winter conditions, Japanese troops pressed further into southern Manchuria and northern China. By March 1895 the Japanese had fortified posts that commanded the sea approaches to Beijing. Although this would be the last major battle fought; numerous skirmishes would follow. The Battle of Yinkou was fought outside the port town of Yingkou, Manchuria, on 5 March 1895.




  • Russian Empire
    Sunday Mar 5, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The Commission was dissolved without having started work

    Russian Empire
    Sunday Mar 5, 1905

    Elections of the workers delegates were, however, blocked by the socialists who wanted to divert the workers from the elections to the armed struggle. On 5 March [O.S. 20 February] 1905, the Commission was dissolved without having started work.




  • London, England
    Thursday Mar 5, 1931

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    The Gandhi–Irwin Pact

    London, England
    Thursday Mar 5, 1931

    The government, represented by Lord Irwin, decided to negotiate with Gandhi. The Gandhi–Irwin Pact was signed in March 1931. The British Government agreed to free all political prisoners, in return for the suspension of the civil disobedience movement. According to the pact, Gandhi was invited to attend the Round Table Conference in London for discussions and as the sole representative of the Indian National Congress. The conference was a disappointment to Gandhi and the nationalists. Gandhi expected to discuss India's independence, while the British side focused on the Indian princes and Indian minorities rather than on a transfer of power.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Mar 5, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    The defeat of the Nazis at the end of the Second World War

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Mar 5, 1933

    On 5 March, yet another Reichstag election took place, the last to be held before the defeat of the Nazis at the end of the Second World War. While the NSDAP increased their number of seats and percentage of the vote.




  • Spain
    Sunday Mar 5, 1939

    Spanish Civil War

    Peace deal

    Spain
    Sunday Mar 5, 1939

    Only Madrid and a few other strongholds remained for the Republican forces. On 5 March 1939 the Republican army, led by the Colonel Segismundo Casado and the politician Julián Besteiro, rose against the prime minister Juan Negrín and formed the National Defence Council (Consejo Nacional de Defensa or CND) to negotiate a peace deal.




  • Fulton, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1946

    Winston Churchill

    "Iron Curtain"

    Fulton, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 5, 1946

    Churchill continued to lead the Conservative Party and, for six years, served as Leader of the Opposition. In 1946, he was in America for nearly three months from early January to late March. It was on this trip that he gave his "Iron Curtain" speech about the USSR and its creation of the Eastern Bloc. Speaking on 5 March 1946 in the company of President Truman at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, Churchill declared: From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere.


  • Roubaix, France
    Saturday Mar 5, 1949

    Bernard Arnault

    Birth

    Roubaix, France
    Saturday Mar 5, 1949

    Arnault was born in Roubaix, France, on March 5, 1949.


  • Moscow, Soviet Union
    Thursday Mar 5, 1953

    Joseph Stalin

    Death

    Moscow, Soviet Union
    Thursday Mar 5, 1953

    Stalin died on 5 March 1953.


  • Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (Now Russia)
    Thursday Mar 5, 1953

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Joseph Stalin Death

    Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (Now Russia)
    Thursday Mar 5, 1953

    On 5 March 1953, Joseph Stalin died, ushering in a period of moderate liberalization, when most European communist parties developed a reform wing. In Hungary, the reformist Imre Nagy replaced Rákosi, "Stalin's Best Hungarian Disciple", as Prime Minister. However, Rákosi remained General Secretary of the Party, and was able to undermine most of Nagy's reforms.


  • 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."


  • Kosovo
    Thursday Mar 5, 1998

    Kosovo War

    A massive firefight at the Jashari compound

    Kosovo
    Thursday Mar 5, 1998

    Despite some accusations of summary executions and killings of civilians, condemnations from Western capitals were not as voluble as they would become later. Serb police began to pursue Jashari (was one of the founders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)) and his followers in the village of Donje Prekaze. On March 5, 1998, a massive firefight at the Jashari compound led to the massacre of 60 Albanians, of which eighteen were women and ten were under the age of sixteen.


  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS identification Carlo Urbani

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2003

    Carlo Urbani, a WHO infectious disease specialist, was among the staff who examined Chen. Urbani observed that other hospital staff were already becoming ill and realized that he was dealing with a new and dangerous disease. His diagnosis was clear: this was an unusual case of an “unknown contagious disease”. Responding to the gravity of the situation, Dr Urbani alerted WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.


  • 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.


  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Mar 5, 2013

    Bolivarian Revolution

    Chávez's Death

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Tuesday Mar 5, 2013

    Following the death of Hugo Chávez, his successor Nicolás Maduro faced the consequences of Chávez's policies, with Maduro's approval declining and protests in Venezuela beginning in 2014. The Chávez and Maduro administrations often blamed difficulties that Venezuela faced on foreign intervention in the country's affairs.


  • 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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