On this day... March 5

National Cheese Doodle Day

MARCH 5TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • REX HARRISON (1908-1990)
  • PENN JILETTE (1955, 63)
  • TEENA MARIE (1956-2010)
  • ANDY GIBB (1958-1988)
  • KEVIN CONNOLLY (1974, 44)
  • EVA MENDES (1974, 44)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1770, CRISPUS ATTUCKS DIES IN THE BOSTON MASSACRE ON KING STREET, WHICH MANY SEE AS THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
  • IN 1774, JOHN HANCOCK GIVES A SPEECH MEMORIALIZING THE BOSTON MASSACRE AND DENOUNCING BRITISH TROOPS WHICH HE SAYS SHOULDN’T BE IN BOSTON
  • IN 1807, BEETHOVEN’S 4TH SYMPHONY IN B IS PERFORMED FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1821, PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE IS SWORN IN AT HIS INAUGURATION
  • IN 1836, SAMUEL COLT PRODUCES HIS 34 CALIBER “TEXAS”, THE FIRST PISTOL
  • IN 1841, THE FIRST SENTATE FILIBUSTER BEGINS. IT WOULD LAST UNTIL MARCH 11
  • IN 1849, ZACHARY TYLER IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT
  • IN 1868, THE SENATE TAKES UP IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON. THEY WOULD BE ONE VOTE SHORT OF THE 36 NEEDED.
  • IN 1877, RUTHERFORD B. HAYES IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT
  • IN 1907, A PIECE OF MUSIC IS BROADCAST OVER RADIO FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1917, PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON IS SWORN IN FOR HIS SECOND TERM
  • IN 1922, “NOSFERATU” DEBUTS IN BERLIN, GERMANY
  • IN 1924, THE COMPUTING TABULATING RECORDING CORPORATION CHANGES ITS NAME TO IBM
  • IN 1933, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT DECLARES A TEN DAY BANK HOLIDAY AS WELL AS THE LEGAL CONFISCATION OF GOLD BEING PRIVATELY HELD IN THE US
  • IN 1933, THE GERMAN NAZI PARTY WINS A MAJORITY OF GERMANY’S PARLIAMENT
  • IN 1946, WINSTON CHURCHILL GIVES A SPEECH IN MISSOURRI WHERE HE POPULARIZES THE TERM “THE IRON CURTAIN”
  • IN 1953, JOSEPH STALIN DIES FOUR DAYS AFTER HAVING A STROKE AT 73
  • IN 1956, FRANK SINATRA RELEASES HIS 10TH ALBUM “SONGS FOR SWINGIN LOVERS”
  • IN 1960, ELVIS PRESLEY IS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY AFTER SERVING TWO YEARS
  • IN 1963, PATSY CLINE DIES IN A PLANE CRASH AT 30
  • IN 1965, THE MANNISH BOYS RECORD THEIR SECOND SINGLE “I PITY THE FOOL” USING SESSION MUSICIANS WHICH INCLUDED DAVID BOWIE AND JIMMY PAGE
  • IN 1970, “THE WEATHERMEN” BOMB A BUILDING ON 11TH STREET IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1971, LED ZEPPELIN PLAY “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” LIVE ON STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1977, BARBRA STREISAND GOES TO #1 FOR THREE WEEKS WITH THE LOVE THEME FROM “A STAR IS BORN”
  • IN 1978, A VIDEO IS TAKEN OF THE VILLAGE PEOPLE SINGING “IN THE NAVY” ABOARD THE USS REASONER. IT BECOMES ITS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
  • IN 1979, THE VOYAGER I MAKES ITS CLOSES PASS OF JUPITER
  • IN 1982, JOHN BELUSHI IS FOUND DEAD OF A DRUG OVERDOSE AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT BY HIS PERSONAL TRAINER. HE WAS 33.
  • IN 1983, MICHAEL JACKSON GOES TO #1 FOR 7 WEEKS WITH “BILLIE JEAN”
  • IN 1991, IRAQ RESCINDS ITS ANNEXATION OF KUWAIT AFTER ENDING THE IRAQ WAR
  • IN 1993, LARRY BIRD GETS BACK FUSION SURGERY
  • IN 1994, 1,955 GALLONS OF CHOCOLATE ARE USED TO MAKE THE WORLD’S LARGEST MILKSHAKE IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • IN 1998, MARIAH CAREY DIVORCES TOMMY MOTTOLA AFTER ONLY TWO YEARS
  • IN 2000, FORMER RAPPER MC HAMMER IS ORDAINED AS A MINISTER AT THE JUBILEE CHRISTIAN CENTER
  • IN 2002, “THE OSBOURNES” DEBUTS ON MTV
  • IN 2006, “CRASH” DEFEATS “BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN” FOR BEST PICTURE AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
  • IN 2008, LOU PEARLMAN, THE ARCHITECT OF THE BACKSTREET BOYS, N’SYNC AND SEVERAL OTHER BOY BANDS, IS FOUND GUILTY OF DEFRAUDING INVESTORS AND SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN JAIL.
  • IN 2013, THE DOW JONES FINALLY PASSES THE HIGH MARK IT SET BEFORE THE 2007 CRASH
  • IN 2013, NICOLAS MADURO BECOMES THE PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA AFTER THE DEATH OF HUGO CHAVEZ
  • IN 2015, HARRISON FORD CRASHES HIS AIRPLANE IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 2016, THE “SUPER SATURDAY” STATES ARE EVENLY SPLIT IN WINS BY DONALD TRUMP, TED CRUZ, BERNIE SANDERS AND HILLARY CLINTON
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETS AN ACCUSATION THAT FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA WIRETAPPED TRUMP TOWERS DURING HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

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