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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1614
    In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
  • 1818
    In the Battle of Maipú, Chile’s independence movement – led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín – win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
  • 1900
    Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
  • 1944
    World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
  • 1945
    Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip “Tito” Broz signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow “temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory”.
  • 1956
    Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
  • 1971
    In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • 2010
    Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1784
    Louis Spohr, German composer and violinist (d. 1859)
  • 1920
    Arthur Hailey, Anglo-Canadian author (d. 2004)
  • 1920
    Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Tom Finney, English footballer
  • 1933
    Frank Gorshin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1936
    John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Colin Bland, South African cricketer
  • 1943
    Max Gail, American actor
  • 1982
    Hayley Atwell, English actress
  • 1983
    Jorge Andrés Martínez, Uruguayan footballer

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