What happened this day in history April 5

What are the important events that happened on April 5? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 5: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 5 is the 95th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 23, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,649,116,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontapentagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 292 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,392 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 5 Historical Events

  • 1792
    U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
  • 1922
    The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
  • 1936
    Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • 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”.
  • 1949
    A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
  • 1949
    Fireside Theater debuts on television.
  • 1956
    Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
  • 1991
    An ASA EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 5?

  • 1908
    Bette Davis, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1912
    István Örkény, Hungarian author (d. 1979)
  • 1912
    John Le Mesurier, British actor (d. 1983)
  • 1916
    Gregory Peck, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Michael V. Gazzo, American actor (d. 1995)
  • 1948
    Les Binks, British musician, former drummer for Judas Priest
  • 1958
    Johan Kriek, South African/American tennis player
  • 1967
    Anu Garg, Indian/American author and speaker
  • 1974
    Uhm Tae Woong, South Korean actor
  • 1981
    Jorge de la Rosa, Mexican baseball player

Who died on April 5?

  • 1693
    Anne, Duchess of Montpensier, French writer (b. 1627)
  • 1695
    George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, English writer (b. 1633)
  • 1834
    Richard Goodwin Keats, Royal Navy admiral (b. 1757)
  • 1941
    Sir Nigel Gresley, Steam locomotive engineer (b. 1876)
  • 1946
    Vincent Youmans, American songwriter (b. 1898)
  • 1970
    Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist (b. 1891)
  • 1972
    Brian Donlevy, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1991
    Sonny Carter, American astronaut (b. 1947)
  • 2000
    Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • 2001
    Brother Theodore, German comedian (b. 1906)

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