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Sunday April 5, 2020

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.

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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.
  • 1614
    In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
  • 1922
    The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. The target is the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.
  • 1955
    Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
  • 1976
    In the People’s Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident.
  • 1991
    An ASA EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard.
  • 1999
    Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • 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?

  • 1769
    Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet Royal Navy Vice-Admiral and First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1839)
  • 1909
    Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (d. 1996)
  • 1920
    Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)
  • 1929
    Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (d. 2001)
  • 1936
    John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)
  • 1949
    John Berg, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1974
    Uhm Tae Woong, South Korean actor
  • 1981
    Michael A. Monsoor, American soldier (d. 2006)
  • 1982
    Kelly Pavlik, American boxer
  • 1990
    Sophia Papamichalopoulou, Cypriot skier

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