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Friday April 5, 2019

April 5: Day of the Week

April 5, 2019 was the 95th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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

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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)

  • 1566
    Two-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.
  • 1621
    The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to Great Britain.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a carrier-based air attack on Colombo, Ceylon during the Indian Ocean Raid. Port and civilian facilities are damaged and the Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.
  • 1955
    Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
  • 1957
    In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Georgia establishes a Provisional Administrative Entity in the disputed region of South Ossetia.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1840
    Ghazaros Aghayan, Armenian writer, educator, folklorist, historian, linguist and public figure (d. 1911)
  • 1929
    Ivar Giaever, Norwegian physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934
    Roman Herzog, German politician
  • 1936
    John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
  • 1948
    Les Binks, British musician, former drummer for Judas Priest
  • 1961
    Lisa Zane, American actress
  • 1962
    Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1964
    Steve Beaton, English darts player
  • 1972
    Paul Okon, Australian footballer
  • 1990
    Haruma Miura, Japanese actor

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