March 5 in History

March 5 in Pop Culture History

March 5th is…
Absinthe Day
Cheese Doodle Day
Cinco de Marcho
National Multiple Personality Day
Namesake Day
Potty Dance Day
Poutine Day
Reel Film Day

Absinthe is a highly alcoholic spirit made with wormwood, anise, and fennel herbs. It is known for its green color and reputation as a potent and hallucinogenic drink. The history of absinthe is long and complex, with many different cultural and social factors influencing its rise and fall.

Absinthe was first developed in the late 18th century in Switzerland as a medicinal drink. It was believed to have a range of health benefits, including the ability to treat digestive problems and fevers. By the 19th century, absinthe had become popular as a recreational drink, particularly among artists and writers in France.

The drink’s popularity soon led to concerns about its safety and potential health risks. Some people believed that absinthe was responsible for causing hallucinations and even madness. This led to a campaign against the drink, with many countries passing laws to ban its production and sale.

The ban on absinthe lasted for several decades, and it was not until the 1990s that the drink began to be produced and sold again in some countries. Today, absinthe is legal in many parts of the world, though it is still subject to strict regulations and guidelines.

Modern absinthe is made using a wide range of ingredients, with variations in the type and quality of herbs used in the distillation process. The drink is typically served with water and sugar, which are added to dilute the alcohol content and balance the drink’s flavor.

1223 BC – The oldest recorded eclipse occurred in modern-day Syria.

1558 – Francisco Fernandes introduced the tobacco plant into Spain as a healing herb.

1917 – (fictional) see 1959

1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a bank holiday – closing all US banks and freezing all financial transactions.

1946 – Winston Churchill coined the phrase ‘Iron Curtain’ in his Westminster College, Missouri speech.

1955 – Elvis Presley appeared on Louisiana Hayride on local television (Shreveport, Louisiana)

1959 – (fictional) March 5 – British RFC Flt. Lt. Decker was lost over France on March 5, 1917, and returned today. The Twilight Zone episode ‘The Last Flight’, TV.

1963 – Invented in 1958 by Arthur K. Melin and Richard Knerr, the Hula Hoop was patented (#3,079,728)

1966 – #1 Hit March 5, 1966 – April 8, 1966: Barry Sadler – The Ballad Of The Green Berets

1969 – In Florida, the Dade County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison charging him with a single felony count and three misdemeanors for his performance at a Miami concert a few days earlier. Specifically, “lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent exposure, profanity, and drunkenness.”

1977 – #1 Hit March 5, 1977 – March 25, 1977: Barbra Streisand – Love Theme From ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen)

1983 – #1 Hit March 5, 1983 – April 22, 1983: Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

1999 – Cruel Intentions was released in theaters.

2002 – The Osbournes debuted on MTV.

2005 – #1 Hit March 5, 2005 – May 6, 2005: 50 Cent featuring Olivia – Candy Shop

2010 – Alice in Wonderland debuted in theaters.

2010 – #1 Hit March 6, 2010 – March 19, 2010: The Black Eyed Peas – Imma Be

2011 – The Adjustment Bureau and Rango debuted in theaters.

#1 Hit March 5, 2016 – May 6, 2016: Rihanna featuring DrakeWork

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