This Day in History: March 5: Orioles manager Earl Weaver elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

In 1996, Orioles manager Earl Weaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame – he was with the team from 1968–1982 and again from 1985–1986. Orioles manager Ned Hanlon, who led the team in the 1890s, was also elected that year. It was the first time that two managers from the same city were elected together. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo, 1996)

1766: Spanish official Don Antonio de Ulloa arrived in New Orleans to take possession of the Louisiana Territory from the French.

1770: The Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who had been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people.

1853: Heinrich Steinway and his sons established their piano-manufacturing business in New York.

1946: Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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