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Wednesday April 5, 2017

April 5: Day of the Week

April 5, 2017 is the 95th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2017
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

April 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1609
    Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
  • 1722
    The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
  • 1874
    Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, is opened in Birkenhead.
  • 1900
    Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
  • 1922
    The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
  • 1933
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 “forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates” by U.S. citizens.
  • 1946
    Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11 month occupation.
  • 1956
    Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
  • 1992
    Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
  • 1998
    In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshū and costing about $3.8 billion USD, opens to traffic, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1523
    Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
  • 1863
    Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1950)
  • 1899
    Alfred Blalock, American surgeon (d. 1964)
  • 1912
    John Le Mesurier, British actor (d. 1983)
  • 1932
    Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter
  • 1952
    Mitch Pileggi, American actor
  • 1954
    Stan Ridgway, American musician (Wall of Voodoo)
  • 1971
    Dong Abay, Filipino musician and singer-songwriter
  • 1972
    Paul Okon, Australian footballer
  • 1988
    Alex Valentini, Italian footballer

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