April 5: Day of the Week
April 5, 2020 was the 96th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1609Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
- 1792U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
- 1879Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
- 1922The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
- 1932Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
- 1944World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
- 1956Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
- 1991An ASA EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard.
- 1992Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
- 1999Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
Who were born on April 5?
- 1523Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
- 1622Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)
- 1869Albert Roussel, French composer (d. 1937)
- 1869Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)
- 1929Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (d. 2001)
- 1947Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, 14th President of the Philippines
- 1951Dean Kamen, American inventor
- 1975Shammond Williams, American basketball player
- 1976Ross Gload, American baseball player
- 1978Stephen Jackson, American basketball player
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