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

  • 1609
    Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
  • 1614
    In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
  • 1722
    The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
  • 1792
    U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
  • 1923
    Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires.
  • 1933
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 “forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates” by U.S. citizens.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. The target is the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.
  • 1945
    Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip “Tito” Broz signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow “temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory”.
  • 1955
    Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
  • 1992
    Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
  • 2007
    Georgia establishes a Provisional Administrative Entity in the disputed region of South Ossetia.
  • 2010
    Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.

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