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Mark's Almanac for March 5, 2021

Workers cultivating the tobacco plants on a field near Lexington, KY circa 1904.
Workers cultivating the tobacco plants on a field near Lexington, KY circa 1904.

It was on this day in 1558 that the Spanish physician, Francisco Fernandez, brought tobacco to Spain for the first time. And it was on this date in 1933 that U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt suspended all banking transactions for ten days.

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