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Wednesday April 5, 2017

April 5: Day of the Week

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

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April 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1900
    Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
  • 1932
    Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
  • 1949
    A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
  • 1956
    Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
  • 1958
    Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
  • 1971
    In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
  • 1992
    Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
  • 1992
    The Siege of Sarajevo begins when Serb paramilitaries murder peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić on the Vrbanja Bridge.
  • 1999
    Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1784
    Louis Spohr, German composer and violinist (d. 1859)
  • 1922
    Christopher Hewett, British actor (d. 2001)
  • 1928
    Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (d. 1992)
  • 1941
    Dave Swarbrick, English folk musician
  • 1945
    Tommy Smith, English footballer
  • 1952
    Mitch Pileggi, American actor
  • 1956
    Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler
  • 1966
    Mike McCready, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • 1976
    Kim Collins, Nevisian sprinter
  • 1990
    Sophia Papamichalopoulou, Cypriot skier

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