On this day: March 5

Published On: Mar 01 2013 12:05:54 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 05 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The Boston Massacre riles up American colonists, Che strikes a famous pose, Elvis is discharged, a plane crash kills Patsy Cline, and John Belushi overdoses, all on this day.

OTD March 5 - Joseph Stalin
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1953: Joseph Stalin, the de facto leader of the Soviet Union since the mid-1920s, dies at the age of 74 at his home outside of Moscow, four days after suffering a stroke.

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