History is an interesting and enthusiastic way to gain knowledge. Again, BragSocial takes you to the ocean of history of today, March 5.
1743: The Christian History, First US religious journal, published in Boston.
Thomas Prince printed the first religious journal “The Christian History” on March 5, 1743. In the 1740s he was a strong supporter of the revival movement that is Great Awakening. Besides he also saw the importance of history to the present. As a result, he wrote a chronological history of New England in 1736, based on over 1500 works he had collected. Then he established ‘The Christian History’ to report on the revivals sweeping America and Europe. Through this journal, he hoped to encourage enthusiasm for the things of Christ.
1821: First US President, Monroe, inaugurated.
The second inauguration of James Monroe, as President of the United States, organizes on March 5, 1821. It took place in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. Monroe won the elections of 1820 for the second time for the President of the U.S. The inauguration was held indoors because of a snowstorm. Also, Monroe moved the inauguration from March 4 to March 5, after talking to the chief justices of the Supreme Court.
1858: “Crispus Attucks Day” established in Boston.
Crispus Attucks was a tradesman of African and Wampanoag descent. He was one of the first casualties of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770, which foreshadowed the Revolutionary War. Attucks and four others were killed during the Massacre. In 1858, the budding Abolitionist movement and the African American community in Boston started celebrating March 5 as “Crispus Attucks Day”. People celebrate this day to remind Attucks’ sacrifice for his country’s independence.
1868: Stapler patented in England by C H Gould.
The stapler is the most useful paper-related device, used to attach papers by a thin metal strip. On March 5, 1868, C.H. Gould patented the stapler in England. Besides, people believe that the actual history of the stapler dates back to France’s King Louis XV. Gould’s patent has a place in the stapler history, but it is not the birth of the stapler.
1900: American Hall of Fame founded.
The Hall of Fame is an outdoor sculpture gallery for Americans that is located on the grounds of Bronx Community College in the Bronx, New York City. It covers 2 acres of area in 1894 and was completed in 1900. Stanford White and Helen Gould designed this hall. The Hall was formally dedicated on May 30, 1901.
1970: Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St New York City.
The Edison Theater was a Broadway Theater at 240 West 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan. It was opened as a ballroom in 1931 and remained till 1970 until it was converted into a theater with a capacity of 541 peoples. It shut down on February 24, 1991.
2013: Willcom announces the world’s smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams.
On March 5, 2013, Japanese phone firm Willcom disclosed the world’s smallest mobile phone. The phone measures 32*70*10.7 mm, with a weight of 32 grams. It has 1 inch OLED screen with 2 hours of Talk-time and 300 hours of standby battery. President of Eibitto, Mr. Tako Hiyama, manufactures this phone.
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