Today in history 3/5/2017

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3/5/2017:

Today in history, Antonio de Ulloa (see picture below), the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans in 1766.

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Today in history, The Boston Massacre (see picture below) . Five Americans, including Crispus Atticus, are fatally shot by British soldiers. This event contributes to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War in 1770.

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Today in history, James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday in 1821.

Today in history, The Soviets move the capital of Russia from Petrograd to Moscow in 1918.

Today in history,  In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill (see picture below) tells a crowd that “an iron curtain has descended on the Continent of Europe” in 1946.

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Today in history, The U.S. Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display in 1984.

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