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This Day in History for March 5

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1836 – Samuel Colt manufactures first pistol, 34-caliber “Texas” model.

1853 – Piano company Steinway & Sons founded by Heinrich Steinweg (Later Henry Steinway) in New York City.

1907 – 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired.

1923 – Montana & Nevada become first states to enact old age pension laws.

1924 – Computing Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM.

1927 – 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property.

1936 – 8th Academy Awards: “Mutiny on the Bounty”, Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins.

1945 – US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne.

1955 – 2nd ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 87-77.

1959 – Iran & US sign economic & military treaty.

1963 – 20th Golden Globes: “Larence of Arabia”, Gregory Peck & Geraldine Page win.

1969 – Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris.

1975 – 10th Academy of Country Music Awards:  Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win.

1982 – Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners.

1995 – 21st People’s Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Fisher win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Barr win (TV).

2013 – The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time.

2015 – Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California.

2017 – US President Donald Trump in a tweet accuses former President Obama without offering any evidence of wiretapping Trump Towers during the presidential campaign.

2019 – Kylie Jenner is the world’s youngest-ever billionaire at 21, according to Forbes.

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