About April 5

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

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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 302 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.
  • 1614
    In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
  • 1722
    The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
  • 1804
    High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of Yorktown begins.
  • 1904
    The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • 1923
    Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires.
  • 1932
    Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores.
  • 1932
    Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    In the People’s Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident.
  • 1986
    Three people are killed in the bombing of the La Belle Discothèque in West Berlin, Germany.
  • 1992
    The Siege of Sarajevo begins when Serb paramilitaries murder peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić on the Vrbanja Bridge.
  • 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.

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