This Day in History for March 5 – Boston Massacre and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1770 – Five Americans are killed by British troops in an event that would later become known as the Boston Massacre (More info)
1872 – George Westinghouse patents the air brake (More info)
1912 - The Oreo Cookie was born at the National Biscuit Company in New York. Since then, somebody has eaten 62 billion of them. That's enough to stack and reach the moon and back five times!
1946 – Winston Churchill first uses the phrase “Iron Curtain” during a speech at Missouri’s Westminster College (More info)
1953 – After 29 years in power, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin dies at age 73 (More info)
1955 - Elvis Presley made his first-ever television appearance in Shreveport on the "Louisiana Hayride."
1963 – Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hankshaw Hawkins are killed in a plane crash (More info)