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 This day in History - March 5
383 Historic Events for March 5
1968

US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun

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1969

Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris

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1969

Gustav Heinemann elected president of West-Germany

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1969

Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw," premieres in London

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1970

Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC

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1970

Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect

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1970

SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC

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1971

Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)

Birth
1971

Chad Fonville, Jacksonville NC, infielder (LA Dodgers)

Birth
1971

Brian Hunter, Portland OR, outfielder (Houston Astros)

Birth
1971

Amy Peistrup-Matthews, Arlington Hgts Ill, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995)

Birth
1971

James Roberson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)

Birth
1971

Winnie Lightner, actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71

Death
1972

Nils Bjorkander, composer, dies at 78

Death
1972

Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)

Birth
1972

Mikael Tillstrom, Sweden, tennis star

Birth
1972

Hernan Gumy, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star

Birth
1972

Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Birth
1972

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party

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1972

Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)

Birth
1973

Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)

Birth
1973

Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45

Death
1973

Yankee pitchers Peterson and Kekich announce they swapped wives

Event
1973

Nicole Pratt, Mackay Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures Australia)

Birth
1974

Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85

Death