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Tuesday April 5, 2022

April 5: Day of the Week

April 5, 2022 was the 95th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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April 2022

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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)

  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of Yorktown begins.
  • 1932
    Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores.
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • 1944
    World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
  • 1946
    Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11 month occupation.
  • 1949
    Fireside Theater debuts on television.
  • 1955
    Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
  • 1957
    In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1908
    Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (d. 1986)
  • 1920
    Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1971 until 1973 (d. 2001)
  • 1929
    Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (d. 2001)
  • 1938
    Colin Bland, South African cricketer
  • 1948
    Les Binks, British musician, former drummer for Judas Priest
  • 1949
    Judith Resnik, American astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1965
    Cris Carpenter, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Anu Garg, Indian/American author and speaker
  • 1978
    Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer
  • 1982
    Matt Pickens, American footballer

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