April 5: Day of the Week
April 5, 2021 was the 95th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1621The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to Great Britain.
- 1874Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, is opened in Birkenhead.
- 1922The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
- 1946Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11 month occupation.
- 1949Fireside Theater debuts on television.
- 1951Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for performing espionage for the Soviet Union.
- 1957In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
- 2010Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.
Who were born on April 5?
- 1827Joseph Lister, English surgeon and pioneer of antiseptic surgery (d. 1912)
- 1920Arthur Hailey, Anglo-Canadian author (d. 2004)
- 1922Gale Storm, American singer and actress (My Little Margie) (d. 2009)
- 1929Joe Meek, English record producer (d. 1967)
- 1938Colin Bland, South African cricketer
- 1949Judith Resnik, American astronaut (d. 1986)
- 1965Cris Carpenter, American baseball player
- 1982Lacey Duvalle, American pornographic actress
- 1983Jorge Andrés Martínez, Uruguayan footballer
- 1988Alex Valentini, Italian footballer
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