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Notable Historical Events for March 5th

2009Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic

1933FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday

1877Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president

1956Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

1946Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe

19368th Academy Awards - "Mutiny on the Bounty," Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

1983Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons)

1904Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.

1985NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

1960Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army

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Notable Birthdays on March 5th

1898Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)

1974Eva Mendes, American actress

1974Kevin Connolly, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus)

1958Andy Gibb, Manchester England, singer/TV host (Solid Gold)

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Notable Deaths on March 5th

1963Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

1953Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-53), dies at 73

1827Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (made 1st battery), dies at 82

2006Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man, dies at 70

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