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On This Day: March 5

Some amazing things throughout history have occurred on March 5. Below is a summary of some of these things.

March is the third month of the year and is a month when some important events took place which altered the history of the world with many occurring on March 5th. The date is the 64th day of the year and 65th day of a leap year. On 5th, there will be 301 days before the year ends.

Emperor Julian invades Antioch, 363 AD

The first millennium was the period when the Roman Empire saw its golden years and is also when the Roman Empire saw its decline. On March 5th, 363 AD, Emperor Julian who was the Roman leader together with over 90,000 troops began the march to invade Antioch with the intention of conquering Persia. The campaign was his last, as he was killed in the battle.

Nasir Khusraw Embarks on Journey, 1046

On March 5th, 1046 the greatest Persian philosopher and Islam scholar Nasir Khusraw commenced his journey across the Middle East which he documented in his critically acclaimed book, Safarnama.

Henry II is Born, 1133

The great English king, Henry II was born on March 5th, 1133. His Scot counterpart, David II was born on March 5th, 1324.

Shakespeare is Brought to the US, 1750

The William Shakespeare play, “King Richard III” was his first play to be showcased in the US and was performed on March 5th, 1750 in New York.

British Troops Open FIre, 1770

On March 5th, 1770 a squadron of British troops opened fire on protesters in Boston killing five individuals in an event which became known as the Boston Massacre. It was instrumental in the American Revolution and Independence. TBurmese War Begins, 1824

On March 5th, 1824 Britain officially declared war on Burma and marked the beginning of the First Burmese War.

Death of Stalin, 1953

The Russian dictator Joseph Stalin died on March 5th, 1953.

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