5 March It Happened Today
1534 Death of Italian painter Antonio Corregio.
1856 Covent Garden Opera House is destroyed by fire.
1905 Birth of British actor Rex Harrison.
1946 Winston Churchill makes his speech about Russia saying “An iron curtain has descended across Europe”.
1966 Ronald and Reginald Kray, London underworld gang leaders, are sentenced to 30 years for murder at London’s Old Bailey.