March 5, Moscow becomes capital of Russia

1918 – Moscow becomes capital of Russia instead of Petrograd.

1953 – King Norodom Sihanouk announces independence of Cambodia.

1975 – OPEC holds its first summit of heads of state in Algiers.

2001 – More than 35 pilgrims killed in Mecca in a crush.

Passed away:

1953 – Leader of former Soviet Union Joseph Stalin.

2013 – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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