3/5/2013 1:15:00 PM World Almanac for Mar. 5, 2013
Today is the 64th day of 2013 and the 75th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1770, British troops fired into a crowd of Americans, killing five, in what became known as the Boston Massacre.
In 1946, Winston Churchill uses the phrase "iron curtain" in a speech at Westminster College in Missouri that is often regarded as marking the beginning of the Cold War.
In 1970, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect following ratification by 43 nations.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Rex Harrison (1908-1990), actor; James Tobin (1918-2002), economist; Dean Stockwell (1936- ), actor; Penn Jillette (1955- ), comedian/magician; Andy Gibb (1958-1988), singer; Joel Osteen (1963- ), televangelist; Kevin Connolly (1974- ), actor; Eva Mendes (1974- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: John Adams, who would later be the second U.S. president, served as the attorney for the British soldiers who took part in the Boston Massacre and successfully defended them on murder charges.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1993, Canadian Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson received a lifetime ban from competition after testing positive a second time for performance-enhancing drugs.