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THIS DAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 5TH


On this day in history, March 5th, we’ve had many important events take place. We here at OWL Educational Services wanted to give a brief rundown of just some of those events. The students reading this can impress their friends and teachers by these interesting facts.


March 5th, 1766—Antonio de Ulloa arrives in New Orleans, and becomes the first Spanish governor of Louisiana.


March 5th, 1793—Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.


March 5th, 1821—James Monroe is inaugurated President of the United States. He was to have been inaugurated on the 4th, but that was considered to be not an option because the 4th took place on a Sunday that year.


March 5th, 1905—Russians begin their retreat from Mukden in China.


March 5th, 1912—The Italian army becomes the first to use dirigibles for military combat, opting for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines.


March 5th, 1928—Hitler’s National Socialist party wins the majority vote in Bavaria. Hitler would go on to take control of Germany and Austria.


March 5th, 1933—President Franklin D. Roosevelt halts gold trading and declares a bank holiday.


March 5th, 1946—Winston Churchill appears in Fulton, Missouri, and tells a crowd that “an iron curtain has descended” on Europe.


March 5th, 1956—The Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.


March 5th, 1984—The Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.


What are some other important historical events that take place on March 5th? Take a look through history, and learn with us at OWL Educational Services!


Facts taken from historynet.com!


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