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5 MARCH

REDCOATS SHOOT DEAD FIVE BOSTONIANS WHO HAD BEEN HURLING SNOWBALLS

[ 5 March 1770 ]

The anniversary is commemorated every year with an annual reenactment in Boston, Massachusetts, but is virtually forgotten in Britain.

CABINET ‘MAD KEEN TO LAND BRITISH TROOPS SOMEWHERE’

[ 5 March 1956 ]

On 5 March 1956, ministers were briefed at number 10 on gloomy assessments of the British position in the Middle East and Cyprus. 

BRITAIN JAMS ATHENS RADIO

[ 5 March 1956 ]

On the evening of 5 March 1956, Britain began to jam Radio Athens’ broadcasts to Cyrpus, in order to silence the station which had championed the cause of anti-British insurgents calling for political union with Greece, a demand which was strongly supported by the vast majority of the island’s Greek population.

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