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Notable Historical Events for March 5th

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

1849Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th US president

1836Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model

1774John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot

200678th Academy Awards - "Crash," Philip Seymour Hoffman & Reese Witherspoon win

1616Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index

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

1993Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

1995Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

1877Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president

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Notable Birthdays on March 5th

1974Eva Mendes, American actress

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

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

1934Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist, Nobel laureate

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Notable Deaths on March 5th

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

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

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

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

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