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Today in History
Today in History: Thursday, March  05, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On March 5, 1946, British statesman Winston Churchill referred to the Soviet Union's sphere of influence in Eastern Europe as an "iron curtain" in a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.
Audio LinkExcerpt from Churchill's "iron Curtain" speech
 
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On this date in:
1770The Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers, taunted by a crowd of colonists, opened fire, killing five people.
1867An abortive Fenian uprising against English rule took place in Ireland.
1933The Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote in German parliamentary elections, enabling it to join with the Nationalists to gain a slender majority in the Reichstag.
1953Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died at age 73 after nearly three decades in power.
1963Country music singer Patsy Cline died in a plane crash near Camden, Tenn., at age 30.
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1970The nuclear non-proliferation treaty went into effect.
1982Comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose at age 33.
2001Vice President Dick Cheney underwent an angioplasty for a partially blocked artery.
2004Martha Stewart was convicted of obstructing justice and lying to the government about why she'd unloaded her Imclone Systems Inc. stock just before the price plummeted.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actress Eva Mendes turns 40 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
James NobleActor93
Dean StockwellActor79
Denny CrumHall of Fame basketball coach78
Eddy GrantRock singer67
Marsha WarfieldActress, comedian61
Penn JilletteMagician, comedian (Penn and Teller)60
Niki TaylorModel40
Actor Kevin Connolly ("Entourage") turns 41 years old today.
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