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Monday April 5, 2021

April 5: Day of the Week

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

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

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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.
  • 1722
    The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
  • 1804
    High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
  • 1874
    Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, is opened in Birkenhead.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a carrier-based air attack on Colombo, Ceylon during the Indian Ocean Raid. Port and civilian facilities are damaged and the Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.
  • 1944
    World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
  • 1957
    In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E.M.S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 1863
    Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1950)
  • 1869
    Albert Roussel, French composer (d. 1937)
  • 1929
    Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (d. 2008)
  • 1933
    Frank Gorshin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1946
    Jane Asher, British actress
  • 1956
    Anthony Horowitz, English Author
  • 1970
    Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • 1973
    Pharrell, American music producer (The Neptunes)
  • 1982
    Kelly Pavlik, American boxer

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