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Friday April 5, 2019

April 5: Day of the Week

April 5, 2019 was the 95th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1242
    During a battle on the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.
  • 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.
  • 1722
    The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of Yorktown begins.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip “Tito” Broz signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow “temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory”.
  • 1949
    A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for performing espionage for the Soviet Union.
  • 1955
    Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
  • 1998
    In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshū and costing about $3.8 billion USD, opens to traffic, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1752
    Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
  • 1827
    Joseph Lister, English surgeon and pioneer of antiseptic surgery (d. 1912)
  • 1863
    Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1950)
  • 1949
    John Berg, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Asteris Koutoulas, Greek/German event and music producer, filmmaker and author
  • 1972
    Pat Green, American singer and songwriter
  • 1972
    Paul Okon, Australian footballer
  • 1973
    Pharrell, American music producer (The Neptunes)
  • 1976
    Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
  • 1988
    Christopher Papamichalopoulos, Cypriot skier

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