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 This day in History - March 5
383 Historic Events for March 5
1893

Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization

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1893

Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian, dies at 64

Death
1893

Richard Samuel Hughes, composer, dies at 37

Death
1894

Henry Daniell, London, actor (Camille, Phila Story, Body Snatchers)

Birth
1894

Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US

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1895

Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)

Birth
1895

Nikolai Leskow, writer, dies at 64

Death
1896

Italian premier Crispi resigns

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1896

Italians governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa

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1897

American Negro Academy forms

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1897

Mei-ling Soong, Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Birth
1899

Patrick Hadley, composer

Birth
1899

1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D

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1900

American Hall of Fame found

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1900

Ludwig Donath, actor (Jolson Story, Jolson Sings Again)

Birth
1901

Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)

Birth
1903

Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn

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1903

Lowell Peters, Cleveland Tn, vocalist (Southernaires)

Birth
1904

Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71

Death
1905

Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)

Birth
1907

1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired

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1908

Rex Harrison, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle)

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1908

Sophie Stewart, Scotland, actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe)

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1908

1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica

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1909

Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)

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