Lost and Found – March 5th Edition

What to remember about March 5th…

  • 1770  Rioting colonists clash with troops over taxes; demonstration ends with 5 dead and British soldiers to be charged for Boston Massacre
  • 1836  New Jersey legislature grants charter to Patent Arms Manufacturing Company for manufacture of Samuel Colt’s .34 caliber revolver
  • 1933  President Franklin Roosevelt declares national “bank holiday” through March 13th in attempt to end runs on banks by depositors
  • 1943  British jet Gloster Meteor takes its 1st flight; world’s 1st production fighter jet, German Me 262 was 1st operational
  • 1946  Winston Churchill delivers “Iron Curtain” speech; Cold War brought to attention of a war-weary world
  • 1953  Murderous communist dictator Joseph Stalin dies of heart attack in Moscow (b. 1889)
  • 1966  U.S. Army Special Forces medic Staff Sergeant Barry Saddler has his song “Ballad of the Green Berets” goes to #1 on Billboard charts
  • 1970  Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect
  • 1982  American Comedian and actor John Belushi dies of drug overdose in Hollywood, California (b. 1949)

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