11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 5th March

Winston Churchill

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1750 - King Richard III is performed in New York City, the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America

1900 - The American Hall of Fame is founded

3. 1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders a four-day bank holiday in order to stop large amounts of money from being withdrawn from banks

4. 1933 - The Nazi Party wins 44% of the vote in German parliamentary elections

5. 1946 - Winston Churchill delivers his Iron Curtain Speech

6. 1953 - Rumours circulate in Moscow that Joseph Stalin, the long-time leader of the Soviet Union, is near death

7. 1956 - The United States Supreme Court upholds a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities

8. 1960 - Elvis Presley is honorably discharged from the Army

9. 1975 - Actress Eva Mendes is born

10. 1993 - Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson is banned from athletics for life after failing a drugs test for a second time

11. 2002 - MTV begins airing The Osbournes

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