April 5: Day of the Week
April 5, 2018 was the 95th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1242During a battle on the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.
- 1566Two-hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrik van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands. The Inquisition is suspended and a delegation is sent to Spain to petition Philip II.
- 1722The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
- 1933U.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.
- 1949Fireside Theater debuts on television.
- 1951Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for performing espionage for the Soviet Union.
- 1955Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
- 1992The Siege of Sarajevo begins when Serb paramilitaries murder peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić on the Vrbanja Bridge.
- 1998In 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.
- 2009North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.
Who were born on April 5?
- 1916Albert Henry Ottenweller, American bishop
- 1929Joe Meek, English record producer (d. 1967)
- 1945Tommy Smith, English footballer
- 1949Judith Resnik, American astronaut (d. 1986)
- 1951Dean Kamen, American inventor
- 1962Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
- 1971Dong Abay, Filipino musician and singer-songwriter
- 1975Shammond Williams, American basketball player
- 1981Michael A. Monsoor, American soldier (d. 2006)
- 1988Alex Valentini, Italian footballer
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