Monarchists.Wiki:Selected anniversaries/April 5
This is a list of selected April 5 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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- 919 – The unsuccessful second Fatimid invasion of Egypt began, following the first attempt that also failed four years prior.
- 1081 – The Komnenian dynasty came to full power when Alexios I Komnenos (pictured) was crowned Byzantine Emperor.
- 1242 – Northern Crusades: In the Battle on the Ice, Novgorod forces led by Alexander Nevsky rebuffed an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights at Lake Peipus on the present-day border of Estonia and Russia.
- 1566 – A covenant of nobles in the Habsburg Netherlands presented Governor Margaret of Parma a petition to suspend the Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands.
- 1609 – Forces of the Japanese feudal domain of Satsuma captured the castle on Ryukyu Island, beginning the process that turned the Ryukyu Kingdom into a vassal state under Satsuma.
- 1614 – Native American Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.
- 1942 – World War II: Carrier-based aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted the Easter Sunday Raid on Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and the British Eastern Fleet in an attempt to drive the Commonwealth naval force from the Indian Ocean.
- 1976 – The Tiananmen Incident, a protest against the repression of the Chinese regime nearing the end of the Cultural Revolution, took place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.