This Day in History: March 5

Boston Massacre 1770 – Boston Massacre. Harassed by a mob, British troops on this day in 1770 opened fire, killing Crispus Attucks and four others in the Boston Massacre, an event that galvanized anti-British feelings in the lead-up to the American Revolution.


1979 – The U.S. space probe Voyager 1 flew by Io, the innermost of Jupiter‘s satellites, and observed nine active volcanoes on its surface.

Winston Churchill

1946 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill popularized the term “Iron Curtain”—describing the separation of the Soviet Union and its eastern and central European allies from Western nations—in a speech at Fulton, Missouri.

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