This Day in History – March 5

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March 5

Have you wondered how many times March 5 occurred in history? Uncountable times! Now imagine the number of events that happened on this day in the past and the number of events that will happen on this day in the future. History is a never-ending subject that only gets vast as time passes. In this blog, we have compiled all the important things that took place on March 5!

Indian Events that Occurred on March 5 

1931: Gandhi and Lord Irwin signed a treaty
On March 5, 1931, Gandhi and British Viceroy Lord Irwin concluded a peace treaty.

1995: The death anniversary of Jalal Aga 
Jalal Aga, a well-known Indian comedian and character actor died at the age of 50. He was the son of popular comedian Agha and made his acting debut in the historical epic Mughal-E-Azam as a young Dilip Kumar. He acted in over 60 Bollywood movies.

Around the World 

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers a speech at Westminster College that addressed the Communist threat, and in which he uttered the now-famous phrase ‘Iron Curtain,’ Fulton, Missouri, March 5, 1946.

Credits – Time.com

1496: English King Henry VII
English King Henry VII offers John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to search for new lands.

1750: Premier of Richard III in the US
Richard III, the first “altered” Shakespearean production in the United States, premiered in New York City.

1807: Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 4th Symphony
On March 5, 1807, it was Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 4th Symphony in B first performance.

1836: Samuel Colt produced the first pistol
Samuel Colt produces the first pistol, a 34-calibre “Texas” type.

1853: Steinway & Sons 
Heinrich Steinweg (later Henry Steinway) founded the piano company Steinway & Sons in New York City.

1894: Archibald Primrose became the First Lord of the Treasury
Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, is appointed First Lord of the Treasury (the official title of the UK Prime Minister).

1904:  Nikola Tesla published an article
Nikola Tesla published an article in Electrical World and Engineer in which he explains the method of ball lightning formation.

1942: Dmitri Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony
Dmitri Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony received its world premiere in Kuybyshev, Russia.

1946: Winston Churchill delivers a speech in Fulton, Missouri
On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech in Fulton, Missouri introduces the term and draws attention to Europe’s division.

1949: Bradman’s final first-class innings
Bradman scores 30 in his final first-class innings on March 5, 1949.

1960: Elvis Presley finished his stint 
Elvis Presley finishes his two-year stint in the United States Army.

1983: Bob Hawke defeated Malcolm Fraser
On March 5, 1983, Australian Labor leader Bob Hawke defeats Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in a general election.

1995: Graves discovered!
On March 5, 1995, the graves of Tsar Nicholas II and his family were discovered in St Petersburg.

2006: “Planet Earth” broadcasted on BBC
On March 5, 2006, the BBC broadcasted the nature series “Planet Earth,” narrated by David Attenborough.

2013: World’s smallest cell phone
On March 5, 2013, Willcom announced the world’s smallest cell phone, weighing 32 grammes.

2015: Harrison Ford crash-landed
On March 5, 2015, Harrison Ford crash lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR plane in California.

2018: Kim Jong-un met South Korean officials 
On March 5, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hosted a dinner in Pyongyang to meet with South Korean officials for the first time since taking office.

2019: La Voiture Noire: The most expensive car ever produced!
On March 5, 2019, Bugatti unveiled the La Voiture Noire, the most expensive new car ever produced, with a price tag of €16.7 million (nearly $19 million) and only one being built.

2019: Kylie Jenner became the world’s youngest billionaire
According to Forbes on March 5, 2019, Kylie Jenner, at the age of 21, is the world’s youngest billionaire. 

2020: US Senator dropped out from the presidential nomination
On March 5, 2020, US Senator Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the Democratic presidential nomination.


  1. Rex Harrison
    Sir Reginald Carey “Rex” Harrison, who was born on this day in 1908, was an English actor. Harrison started his stage career in 1924. In 1936, he made his West End debut in Terence Rattigan’s play French Without Tears, which was his biggest role.
  1. Andy Gibb
    Andrew Roy Gibb was an English singer and songwriter born in Manchester, England on this day in 1958. He was the younger brother of Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees.
  1. Biju Patnaik 
    Biju Patnaik, whose full name was Bijayananda Patnaik, was a prominent Oriya leader and Chief Minister who was born on March 5, 1916. During the Indian independence movement, Biju Patnaik became a close friend of Jawaharlal Nehru. Patnaik was awarded honorary citizenship in Indonesia and received the ‘Bhoomi Putra,’ the highest Indonesian prize, for his support during the country’s freedom struggle.
  1. Gangubai Hangal
    On March 5, 1913, Gangubai Hangal, a Hindustani classical music Khyal singer known for her powerful voice, was born. Hangal suffered in a society that did not consider singing to be a suitable career for women. She also taught music at Karnataka University as an honorary professor.

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