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Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death. (5. March 363)

Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama. (5. March 1046)

The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (5. March 1279)

King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands. (5. March 1496)

Nicolaus Copernicus's book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church (5. March 1616)

Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans. (5. March 1766)

Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later. At a subsequent trial the soldiers are defended by future U.S. president John Adams. (5. March 1770)

Peninsular War: A French force under the command of Marshal Victor is routed while trying to prevent an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese army from lifting the Siege of Cádiz in the Battle of Barrosa. (5. March 1811)

First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma. (5. March 1824)

Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber. (5. March 1836)

The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened. (5. March 1850)

Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia. (5. March 1860)

Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito receives its première performance at La Scala. (5. March 1868)

George Westinghouse patents the air brake. (5. March 1872)

Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors. (5. March 1906)

Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines. (5. March 1912)

The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population. (5. March 1931)

Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions. (5. March 1933)

Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections. This later allows the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship. (5. March 1933)

First flight of Supermarine Spitfire advanced monoplane fighter aircraft in the United Kingdom. (5. March 1936)

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