History & Quotes / Knowledge

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -- Winston Churchill

Other Notable Events for March 5

On this date in history:

In 1770, British troops killed five colonials in the so-called Boston Massacre, one of the events that led to the American Revolution.

In 1933, in German elections, Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party won ...

Notable Birthdays for March 5

Those born on this date include:

- Flemish mapmaker Gerardus Mercator in 1512
- the Rev. William Blackstone, the first settler in what is now Boston, in 1595
- Antoine Cadillac, founder of Detroit, in 1658
- poet Lucy ...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015 with 301 to follow.

The moon is full. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.