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 This day in History - March 5
383 Historic Events for March 5
1856

Covent Garden Opera House destroyed in a fire

Event
1856

Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads

Event
1862

Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida

Event
1864

1st track meet between Oxford and Cambridge

Event
1867

Theodor Z‚ÄĚckler, German theologist (Stanislauer Anstalten)

Birth
1868

Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister

Birth
1868

Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele," premieres in Milan

Event
1868

Stapler patented in England by C H Gould

Event
1868

US Senate organizes to decide charges against Pres Andrew Johnson

Event
1869

Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich

Birth
1870

[B] Franc[lin] Norris, US, writer (McTeague, Octopus)

Birth
1871

Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126

Birth
1872

George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains

Event
1873

Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer, dies at 34

Death
1874

Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)

Birth
1874

Henry Travers, England, actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra)

Birth
1876

Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], Fren author, dies at 70

Death
1877

Rutherford B Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president

Event
1877

Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)

Birth
1879

Walter Long, actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol)

Birth
1886

Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)

Birth
1887

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)

Birth
1888

Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)

Birth
1889

Frits Slomp, [Frits de Rover], Dutch vicar/resistance fighter

Birth
1891

Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, Chicago Ill, comedian (Olsen and Johnson)

Birth