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Interesting facts about April 5

Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining April 5. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is April 5 so important!

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Top 10 April 5 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In 1996 Dave Chappelle was in a spin off from Home Improvement, called "Buddies". It premiered on March 5, 1996 and was cancelled on April 3, 1996 after just five episodes.

  2. Pranksters sent Kanye West and Justin Bieber 5,000 bags of gummy dicks for April Fools last year

  3. On April 5, 1943 the Destroyer USS O'Bannon encountered a Japanese submarine. Too close to fire their guns, the crew threw potatoes at the Japanses sailors, who thought they were grenades, distracting them long enough to get distance from the sub, fire their guns, and eventually sink it.

  4. In April 2013 thieves stole 5-5.5 tons of Nutella worth $20000 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.

  5. On April 1, 1962, the Swedish national television broadcast a 5-minute special on how one could get color TV by placing a nylon stocking in front of the TV. Thousands tried it.

  6. About Hamish McHamish a ginger cat who lived in a town in Scotland. He rose to fame after a book entitled Hamish McHamish of St Andrews: Cool Cat About Town was published. On 5 April 2014 a bronze statue of Hamish was unveiled in Hamish"s honor.

  7. Rowan develops pinnate leaves during the April. Leaves consist of 5 to 8 pairs of leaflets that are oppositely arranged along the leaf axis and one leaflet on its end. Leaflets are oval-shaped and toothed on the edges. Leaves change their color from green into orange-red during the autumn.

  8. Planting of peanuts takes place from April to May. 5 months later, peanuts can be harvested.

  9. Yosemite toad is active only 4 to 5 months per year (usually from April, May to September). It hibernates the rest of the year.

  10. After the prohibition act the Finnish government intentionally started selling alcohol on 5 April 1932 at 10:00, thus creating a sequence of numbers: 5-4-3-2-1-0. Government wanted the opening time of alcohol shops to reflect the excited feelings of the Finnish people.

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5 of 6 major reservoirs that supply water to Cape Town are drying up. The city will run out of water in April

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Goshawks build bowl-shaped nest made of twigs, bark and grass high in the trees. Female lays 1 to 5 bluish-white eggs from April to May. Only female is responsible for the incubation of eggs that lasts 35 to 38 days. Male provides her with food during that period.

The land speed record on the Moon is of 16.9 km/h (10.5 mph). It was achieved during Apollo 16 by John W. Young and Charles Duke on April 23, 1972 during a 5 h 40 min moonwalk.

Hamburger Helper released a 5 tape mix-tape for April Fools' Day. Except it's not a joke.

On April 5, 1918, German immigrant Robert Prager was lynched in Collinsville, Illinois, by a crowd of patriotic Americans after being falsely accused of being an Imperial Spy

Female lays 5 to 7 bluish eggs in the second half of April. Both parents take part in the incubation of eggs (that lasts 15 days) and provide food for their chicks.

On April 4, 1964, the entire Billboard 100 Top 5 consisted only of songs by The Beatles.

When The Pony Express opened in April 1860, delivering a letter cost $5 ($130 in today's dollars). By the time they closed, two days after the transcontinental telegraph was connected in October 1861, they had reduced the price to $1; but all told, they lost a net of $110,000.

The Siege of Yorktown (April 5-May 4) was the first major battle in the Peninsula Campaign. Although the Confederates were forced to withdraw, the long siege gave them time to regroup.

In April, 1964 the top 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 were all held by The Beatles.

In the first week of April 1964, songs by The Beatles held every spot in the US Top 5.

Fake news existed 108 years ago based on the practice of "yellow journalism". An article in the Phoenix Gazette dated April 5, 1909 claimed ancient Egyptians had visited the Grand Canyon. Caves filled with artifacts were supposedly discovered by Smithsonian Institute explorers.

During the French Revolution, Georges-Jacques Danton, who had facial scars from smallpox, when he was about to be beheaded with a guillotine on 5 April 1794, is reported to have said to the executioner: "Don't forget to show my head to the people, it's well worth it!"

Executive Order 6102, presidential executive order signed on April 5, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt forbidding the American public from owning gold and forcing them to sell it to the government effectively ending the feasibility of the gold standard.

On April 5, 2006, McNair escaped from a United States Penitentiary in Louisiana. Hours after escape, a police officer confronted McNair. McNair was able to lie himself to freedom, and the whole incident was captured on camera.

Today, 22 April, is the 100th anniversary of the first effective mass use of poison gas in warfare, released by the Germans around 5:00 p.m. at the Battle of Gravenstafel Ridge, Ypres, Belgium. Some 6,000 French troops were killed or wounded.