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Wednesday April 5, 2023

April 5: Day of the Week

April 5, 2023 is the 95th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 2023
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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)

  • 1609
    Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
  • 1792
    U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
  • 1804
    High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
  • 1818
    In the Battle of Maipú, Chile’s independence movement – led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín – win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
  • 1900
    Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
  • 1923
    Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires.
  • 1946
    Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11 month occupation.
  • 1971
    In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
  • 1976
    In the People’s Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident.
  • 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?

  • 1752
    Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)
  • 1869
    Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1909
    Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (d. 1996)
  • 1922
    Tom Finney, English footballer
  • 1923
    Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (d. 2001)
  • 1934
    Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2000)
  • 1937
    Colin Powell, U.S. Army General, 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and 65th Secretary of State
  • 1974
    Sahaj Ticotin, American musician/producer (Ra)
  • 1976
    Ross Gload, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Lacey Duvalle, American pornographic actress

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