March 5 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1133 - Henry II, King of England. He is born at Le Mans in France. Later he becomes King of England and parts of France - Normandy and Aquitane. He fathered four sons, including two who go on to rule: Richard I and John.
1817 - Austin Henry Layard, Archaeologist
1870 - Frank Norris, American Novelist
1871 - Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist writer
1887 - Heitor Villa-lobos, Brazilian composer
1908 - Sir Rex Harrison, Actor
1958 - Andy Gibb, Singer

Actor Rex Harrison
Singer Andy Gibb

Featuring:  Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Basileiras Suite No. 4.

Historical Events

1940 - Members of the Soviet Politburo, including Joseph Stalin, sign the order to kill 25, 700 Polish "nationalists."  The Nazis, blamed for the massacres at the end of World War II, later discover the first of the mass graves at Katyn. The U.S.S.R. finally admits to the murders in 1990.

1946 - Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, delivers the speech that warns of the Soviet Union threat that poses to the West. His speech popularizes the term "iron curtain" and signals the beginning of the Cold War.

1990 - Jennifer Capriati becomes the youngest tennis player to reach a professional final that time. She is 13 years old.

1993 - Ben Johnson is banned from athletics competition for life after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
1997 - North and South Korea after 25 years, for the first time meet for peace talks.

Video Credit:
Villa-lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras 4. Orquesta Simon Bolivar/Roberto Tibirica. YouTube, uploaded by brazilclassicmusic. Accessed March 5, 2017.

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2. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 19th Ed. London: Chambers Harrap, 2011
3. Dateline. Sydney: Millennium House, (2006)
4. Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History, New 3rd Revised Ed. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (1991)

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