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Wednesday April 5, 2017

April 5: Day of the Week

April 5, 2017 was the 95th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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

April 2017
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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.
  • 1879
    Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
  • 1922
    The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    Fireside Theater debuts on television.
  • 1958
    Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
  • 1971
    In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
  • 1986
    Three people are killed in the bombing of the La Belle Discothèque in West Berlin, Germany.
  • 2009
    North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1692
    Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (d. 1730)
  • 1719
    Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish statesman and soldier; father of Axel von Fersen the Younger (d. 1794)
  • 1917
    Robert Bloch, American author (d. 1994)
  • 1922
    Tom Finney, English footballer
  • 1943
    Max Gail, American actor
  • 1956
    Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Krista Allen, American actress
  • 1972
    Pat Green, American singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Michael A. Monsoor, American soldier (d. 2006)
  • 1984
    Shin Min-a, South Korean model and actress

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