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Flashes of Life Photography hosts a ribbon cutting for its new studio, Friday, Aug. 13, at 4:30 p.m. "Our studio isn't big, but it's very classy boutique style photography," said photographer Rachel Goldsworthy....more >>
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Born March 5th
1853: Howard Pyle, writer and illustrator (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood).
1870: Frank Norris, novelist (McTeague, The Octopus).
1887: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazillian composer.
1938: Lynn Margulis, biologist.
1948: Leslie Marmon Silko, writer (Ceremony).
March 5th
in history
1766: Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1793: Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.
1821: James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.
1905: Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.
1912: The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.