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1960 - US Elvis Presley
1960 : Elvis Presley completes his two-year stint is discharged from the US Army.

1969 - US Jim Morrison
1969 : Jim Morrison was arrested by Dade County a few days after his performance in Miami. He was charged of one felony and three misdemeanors related to indecent behavior he displayed on stage.

1956 - US Segregation Laws
1956 : The US Supreme Court upholds a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities, When the University of North Carolina appeals against an earlier ruling which ordered college officials to admit three black students to what was previously an all-white University.

1908 - U.S.A. School Fire
1908 : Unfortunately, 165 small lives were lost in a Cleveland, Ohio School Fire on this day. This event occurred at the Lake View School in Collingwood. It was thought at first that this tragedy had originated from the school furnace. However, later evidence had revealed that it actually started from beneath a hall stairway between the basement and first floor.


1920 - Requests To Join The Army
1920 : It was reported on this day that thousands of families had written the U.S. Government requesting that their sons be allowed to join the army. Upon enlistment, they would receive the quality education they would not otherwise receive as a result of living in an underdeveloped area of the country.

1929 - U.S.A. Car Show Fire
1929 : A fire had destroyed 320 cars that were displayed in an Auto Show. This unfortunate circumstance took place in Los Angeles, California.

1933 - U.S.A. Bank Holiday to Save Banks
1933 : To help stop the run on US banks U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced a four-day "bank holiday" . All U.S. banks would close effective March 6 to help stop Americans from withdrawing their money in panic which in turn caused more banks to collapse.

1946 - Winston Churchill Speech Condemning Communism
1946 : Winston Churchill delivers one of the first speeches condemning what he thought was a soviet Union bent on the expansion of communism in Europe and around the world, during the speech he coined the phrase "The Iron Curtain" which was then used by many future politicians.

1953 - Russia Joseph Stalin
1953 : Joseph Stalin, the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union and the supreme chief of the Communist Party died.

1962 - Canada Income Tax Changes
1962 : On this day, the income tax structure of Canada was evaluated. Examination of the current tax system of this country was agreed upon, and will be carried out by the royal commission.

1963 - Canada Income Tax Changes
1963 : The Hula-Hoop, first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company's co-founder, Arthur "Spud" Melin.

1966 - West Germany Cold Weather Tests
1966 : A West German Army cold-weather engineering test was completed, and 90 members were scheduled to come home as of the following weekend. These cold weather tests had lasted approximately three months. Some of the artillery that was tested during these experiments included the Leopard Battle Tank, a tank destroyer, and an anti-tank guided missile carrier. An infantry fighting vehicle was also being tested. The temperatures at which war equipment was tested were for the most part below zero, reaching as low as 50 degrees.

1966 - Japan Plane Crash Mount Fuji
1966 : A BOAC British Boeing 707 crashed on Mount Fuji, Japan killing all 124 on board.

1966 - USA Schools
1966 : A local Brand school district spending cap was expected to be over a million dollars in the current year. That was a $28,000 increase from the previous year.

1973 - France Mid Air Collision
1973 : A mid air collision between two Spanish aircraft over France happens when air traffic controllers are on strike, leaves 68 dead.

1977 - U.S.A. Dial-A-President
1977 : This was the beginning of the radio program called “Dial-A-President”. This program only aired once, but it had opened the door for two of the shows callers to contact the president (Jimmy Carter).

1984 - U.S.A. William Powell
1984 : Actor William Powell, who is most known for his detective role in “Thin Man” movies, passed away. He was 91 years old at this time. Powell co-starred along with Myrna Loy, with whom he was a detective couple in the above-mentioned motion picture productions (“Thin Man”). Powell also had previously played a villain in silent movies.

1991 - Iraq Prisoners Returned
1991 : Iraqis turn over 35 prisoners of war, including 15 Americans, to the Red Cross in Baghdad.

1993 - Canada Ben Johnson Life Ban
1993 : The former Canadian Olympic sprinter, Ben Johnson, is banned from athletics for life after failing a drugs test for a second time. Johnson had won the 100m at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 in a new world record time of 9.79 seconds but was subsequently stripped of his medal after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

1997 - Korea Peace Talks
1997 : Representatives of North Korea and South Korea met for first time in 25 years, for peace talks in New York.

2004 - U.S.A. Martha Stewart
2004 : Martha Stewart is convicted of the felony of obstructing justice and lying about why she'd unloaded her Imclone Systems Inc. stock just before the price plummeted. She had originally been accused of insider trading when she sold her stock days before the announcement that Imclone Systems Inc application for the new drug Erbitux was denied.

2006 - AT & T Rebuilds
2006 : AT&T Inc. announced it was buying Bell South Corp. a significant step toward resurrecting the old AT&T, which was broken up into eight separate companies, as a result of antitrust proceedings by the U.S. Justice Department in 1984.

2006 - Chirac Addresses Saudi Parliament
2006 : The French President Jacques Chirac becomes the first non-Arab leader to address Saudi Arabia's Shura, or consultative assembly. The Shura had been set up to ease the country's earlier political systems, and Chirac has lent support for King Abdullah's reforms. It's possible that the king's allowance of a foreign speaker shows that his intentions of reform are ongoing.

2007 - North Korea and the United States hold talks in New York
2007 : U.S. and North Korea have started talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic ties. This was arranged as part of an agreement in which Pyongyang has pledged to scrap its nuclear arms programs for aid. These talks mark the highest-level meeting on U.S. soil since North Korea's Kim Jong-il sent a top envoy to Washington in 2000. The North Korean envoy, Kim Kye-gwan, and the Assistant Secretary of State, Christopher Hill, have discussed ways of resolving the problems that the two countries have had since the 1950-53 Korean War. President Bush had labeled North Korea part of the 'axis of evil' in 2002. Antipathy to the United States has always been a core element in Pyongyang's international relations. Despite this, Kim Kye-gwan's meetings are said to have shown a 'sea change in tone and substance' in comparison to other recent exchanges. The unofficial meeting, which was attended by eight North Koreans and fifteen Americans, included Victor Cha of the U.S. National Security Council.

2008 - Brett Favre Retires
2008 : Brett Favre ( 38 ) the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers has announced his retirement. He has achieved a number of records including most touchdown passes (442) and most passing yards (61,655) and started 275 consecutive games, including the playoffs, a quarterbacks record. Update 2010 -- Came out of retirement and currently the quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.

2010 - Canada will not be making its national anthem more gender-inclusive
2010 : Canada has dropped the proposals to make the country's national anthem more gender-inclusive. The government had originally said it was open to changing O Canada's 'in all thy sons command' back to the original version of 'thou dost in us command.' Opposition Liberals have said that the proposed change was merely a gimmick and has proved that the ruling Conservatives were not serious about women's rights. Public outcry was so strong that the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, dropped the idea.

2012 - Two Tibetan Women Die from Self-Immolation
2012 : Two Tibetan women have reportedly died after suffering injuries due to self-immolation. One woman was a student who had set her self on fire in protest while in the Maqu county of the Gansu province. The other woman was a mother of four children who had set herself on fire in protest while in Aba in the Sichuan province. The number of self-immolations has increased recently in the Tibetan areas of China as a protest over Chinese rule in the region.

2013 - Venezuela President Chavez Dies
2013 : Hugo Chavez, the controversial president of Venezuela, died at the age of fifty-eight after battling cancer. A new president would be chosen in the country after elections to take place within thirty days after his death.

2014 - Kenya Taxi Drivers Protest Fees
2014 : Traffic in Kenya's capital Nairobi came to a standstill as taxi operators barricaded streets in protest against the raising of parking fees in the city. Public transportation had a difficult time running and many commuters had to walk to their destinations.

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Elaine Paige
Born: March 5th 1948 Barnet, London, England
Known For : Best known as an English singer and actress best known for her work in the theatre, her roles included Grizabella in Cats, as the Russian chess master Boris Spassky's mistress in the original stage production of Chess, Eva Perón in the first production of Evita, Anna in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I . Elaine Paige Barbara Dickson released "I Know Him So Well" from the musical Chess, which remains the biggest-selling record by a female duo. What few know is her first stage appearance was as a Member of the Tribe in the musical "Hair" in 1968.

Rex Harrison
Born: Reginald Carey Harrison March 5th 1908 Huyton, Lancashire, England
Died: June 2nd 1990 New York City, New York
Known For : Rex Harrison is best known for his role as Henry Higgins opposite Julie Andrews as Eliza Doolittle in the 1956 musical Broadway production of My Fair Lady and later in the Movie opposite Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle. The Movie won a total of eight Oscars including an Oscar for Rex Harrison. He is also starred in may other Broadway shows and Movies including Anna and the King of Siam, Doctor Dolittle, Cleopatra ( 1964 ), The Agony and the Ecstasy, Anne of the Thousand Days and The Yellow Rolls-Royce. As many movie stars do he was married multiple times ( 6 )