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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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1242
    During a battle on the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1792
    U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores.
  • 1955
    Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
  • 1991
    An ASA EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard.
  • 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?

  • 1288
    Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
  • 1649
    Elihu Yale, American benefactor of Yale University (d. 1721)
  • 1784
    Louis Spohr, German composer and violinist (d. 1859)
  • 1869
    Albert Roussel, French composer (d. 1937)
  • 1917
    Robert Bloch, American author (d. 1994)
  • 1937
    Allan R. Thieme, American inventor
  • 1946
    Björn Granath, Swedish actor
  • 1972
    Yasuhiro Takemoto, Japanese animator and director
  • 1983
    Jorge Andrés Martínez, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1990
    Haruma Miura, Japanese actor

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