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Members of Soviet politburo, including general secretary Joseph Stalin, sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, known also as the Katyn massacre. (5. March 1940)

First flight of Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in the United Kingdom. (5. March 1943)

World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoşani Offensive in the western Ukrainian SSR. (5. March 1944)

Winston Churchill coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri. (5. March 1946)

Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc. (5. March 1946)

Cuban photographer Alberto Korda takes his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. (5. March 1960)

March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence. (5. March 1965)

BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124. (5. March 1966)

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations. (5. March 1970)

Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal. (5. March 1974)

First meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club (5. March 1975)

The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (5. March 1978)

Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters. (5. March 1979)

America's Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles. (5. March 1979)

The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world. (5. March 1981)

Soviet probe Venera 14 landed on Venus. (5. March 1982)

Six thousand miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery. (5. March 1984)

In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre. (5. March 2003)

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