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Friday April 5, 2019

April 5: Day of the Week

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

April 2019
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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)

  • 1609
    Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
  • 1804
    High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores.
  • 1933
    U.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.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1472
    Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
  • 1832
    Jules Ferry, French statesman (d. 1893)
  • 1856
    Booker T. Washington, American educator (d. 1915)
  • 1875
    Mistinguett, French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)
  • 1934
    Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2000)
  • 1944
    Pedro Rossello, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1966
    Mike McCready, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • 1970
    Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • 1973
    Pharrell, American music producer (The Neptunes)
  • 1980
    Matt Bonner, American basketball player

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