Today in History — Peace Talks Commence after 25 years.

March 05

The Boston Massacre, a pre-Revolutionary incident that grew out of anger towards British troops, occurred. Five anti-British rioters were killed.

In the last free elections in Germany until after World War II, the Nazi Party received 44% of the vote.

Winston Churchill delivered his famous Iron curtain speech, “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent.”

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died at age 73, after 29 years in power.

Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hankshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash.

North and South Korean representatives met for the first time in 25 years for peace talks.


Gerardus Mercator
1512–1594, Flemish Cartographer.

Gerardus Mercator: Latin form of his real name, Gerhard Kremer. Flemish geographer, mathematician, and cartographer. He studied in Louvain, where he had a geographical establishment (1534).

Antoine Cadillac
founder of Detroit (1658)

Charles Goodnight
cattleman (1836)

Lady Augusta Gregory
dramatist (1859)

Rosa Luxemburg
revolutionary (1871)

Rex Harrison
actor (1908)

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