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Monday April 5, 2021

April 5: Day of the Week

April 5, 2021 was the 95th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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.
  • 1621
    The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to Great Britain.
  • 1874
    Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, is opened in Birkenhead.
  • 1922
    The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
  • 1946
    Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11 month occupation.
  • 1949
    Fireside Theater debuts on television.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for performing espionage for the Soviet Union.
  • 1957
    In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
  • 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?

  • 1827
    Joseph Lister, English surgeon and pioneer of antiseptic surgery (d. 1912)
  • 1920
    Arthur Hailey, Anglo-Canadian author (d. 2004)
  • 1922
    Gale Storm, American singer and actress (My Little Margie) (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Joe Meek, English record producer (d. 1967)
  • 1938
    Colin Bland, South African cricketer
  • 1949
    Judith Resnik, American astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1965
    Cris Carpenter, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Lacey Duvalle, American pornographic actress
  • 1983
    Jorge Andrés Martínez, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1988
    Alex Valentini, Italian footballer

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