About April 5

April 5, 2020 is the 96th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Aries is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 313 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 5

  • 1242
    During a battle on the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1621
    The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to Great Britain.
  • 1792
    U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1874
    Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, is opened in Birkenhead.
  • 1879
    Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
  • 1900
    Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
  • 1904
    The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • 1922
    The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
  • 1932
    Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores.
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • 1949
    Fireside Theater debuts on television.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
  • 1976
    In the People’s Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident.
  • 1991
    An ASA EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard.
  • 1992
    Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
  • 1999
    Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • 2007
    Georgia establishes a Provisional Administrative Entity in the disputed region of South Ossetia.

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