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On This Day in History - 5th March

Birthdays

1133King Henry II of England
1908Rex Harrison, English born film actor; 'My Fair Lady'
1935Judd Hirsch, American television actor; TV's 'Taxi'
1939Samantha Eggar, American film actress
1952Elaine Page, English singer/actress
1958Andy Gibb, Singer with 'Bee Gees'

Events

1790Flora Macdonald, the Scottish heroine, died
1850The Menai railway bridge, linking Anglesey with the rest of Wales, was opened
1918Moscow became the new capital city of Russia
1936The British Spitfire fighter plane made its first test flight
1946Winston Churchill first used the term 'Iron Curtain' in a speech
1953Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, died
1956Telephone weather forecasts began in Britain for the first time
1963Britain had its first frost free night since December 22 of previous year
1969The Kray twins were found guilty of murder and given life sentences
1976The Ulster Convention was dissolved & direct rule from Westminster continued