REPRESENTING IN THE CITY
On March 5, 1789: The United States House of Representatives held their first meeting at Federal Hall in lower Manhattan.
WELL, HELLO AGAIN, BIRDIE
On March 5, 1981: Bring Back Birdie, a sequel to Bye, Bye, Birdie, opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theater. Bringing back Birdie didn’t have much staying power as the show only ran for four performances.
BORN ON THIS DAY: JOHN FRUSCIANTE
On March 5, 1970: The long-term guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Frusciante, was born in Queens.