2021 April

April 5: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 5

April 5th celebrates Read A Road Map Day & Deep Dish Pizza Day.

We’re now on the 95th day of the year, and have 270 days left.

Everyone who was born on April 5 shares the same zodiac sign, Aries.

I’m sure you’re aware that April 5th has been an important day throughout history. You may not realize how important just yet, but just wait until you check out these facts and events that all happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1722, Jacob Roggeveen discovered Easter Island? This ended 1,400 years of isolation for the island.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 5th in history!

What Happened On April 5 In History?

2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital due to suffering with the coronavirus.

2016

PayPal withdrew a $3.6 million investment in North Carolina as a consequence of the state passing anti-gay legislation.

The investment was to provide 400 people jobs in Charlotte and PayPal said "As a company that is committed to the principle that everyone deserves to live without fear of discrimination simply for being who they are, becoming an employer in North Carolina, where members of our teams will not have equal rights under the law, is simply untenable."
2009

Controversial intercontinental ballistic missile test was performed by North Korea.

North Korea announced the test was a protest after United Nations Security Council condemned the country.
1994

Kurt Cobain from Nirvana committed suicide at age 27, by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.

1989

Dolby stereo was used for the first time on David Letterman.

1923

The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company started selling inflatable tyres from Akron, Ohio.

OTD in 1923: The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company started selling inflatable tyres from Akron
1904

The first international rugby league took place in Wigan, England.

1879

War on the Pacific began after Chile declared war on both Bolivia and Peru.

The war resulted with up to 28,000 deaths and casualties.
1722

Jacob Roggeveen discovered Easter Island.

The Dutch explorer discovered the Polynesian island 1,400 miles from the coast of South America on Easter Sunday, hence the name Easter Island.
1614

American Indian princess Pocahontas married English tobacco planter John Rolfe.

OTD in 1614: American Indian princess Pocahontas married English tobacco planter John Rolfe.
Their marriage ensured peace between Jamestown, Virginia and Powhatan Indians.

Did you know that on this day, April 5th 1722, Jacob Roggeveen discovered Easter Island?