Every day I can pull up and see what happens on this date in history. some days are pretty boring, today is not:

On this date in history on March 5:

1963, singer Patsy Cline was killed in a plane crash in Camden Tennessee.

Massachusetts Historical Society

1770 the ‘Boston Massacre’ took place when British troops fired on a crowd of Bostonians, killing five people, Two British troops were later convicted of manslaughter.

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1955 Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on the show called ‘Louisiana Hayride’ on KWHK-TV. In 1960, five years later to the day, he was honorably discharged from the Army.


It was on this day in 1982, John Belushi was found dead from a drug overdose at a hotel in Hollywood. He was 33.

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