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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 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)

  • 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.
  • 1932
    Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
  • 1992
    Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1908
    Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (d. 1989)
  • 1917
    Robert Bloch, American author (d. 1994)
  • 1929
    Ivar Giaever, Norwegian physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1937
    Allan R. Thieme, American inventor
  • 1941
    Michael Moriarty, American actor
  • 1966
    Mike McCready, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • 1972
    Pat Green, American singer and songwriter
  • 1982
    Alexandre Prémat, French racing driver
  • 1982
    Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
  • 1990
    Sophia Papamichalopoulou, Cypriot skier

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