The 5th of April is celebrated as a holiday among several regions and species in the galaxy.

Within the Federation, this day is known as First Contact Day. (TNG movie: First Contact)

Among Klingons, this day is the Day of Honor or Batlh jaj, a time of celebration and ritual. (VOY episode & novelization: Day of Honor, DS9 comic: "Day of Honor", Star Trek: Day of Honor miniseries)

Among Romulans in the 25th century, this day is known as Republic Day, a celebration of the founding of the Romulan Republic on New Romulus. (STO mission: "Republic Day")

Events[edit | edit source]

1964
United States General Douglas MacArthur dies.
2063
2163
Vertians destroy a Federation task force scout. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
2249
Amanda Grayson receives a message from T'Pau that Solkar died the previous day. (TOS novel: Sarek)
2377
USS Voyager detects Talaxian colonists on New Talax and sends the Delta Flyer II to make contact. (VOY episode: "Homestead")
2381
Fleet Admiral Leonard James Akaar schedules USS Titan to relaunch as a morale-boosting effort. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)
2382
Commander Jefferson Briggs is arrested in Paris before the First Contact Day reception in the Palais de la Concorde. (VOY novel: Atonement)
2385
Attack on Mars: A500 Synths destroy Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards and ignite the stratosphere of Mars. (Short Treks episode: "Children of Mars", PIC episode: "Remembrance")
2409
Federation President Aennik Okeg begins an annual invitation to Alpha Quadrant Alliance COs to build and launch Phoenix replicas such as the Magenta Phoenix in celebration of First Contact Day. (STO - Reckoning mission: "First Contact Day Re-Enactment")
2410
USS Sovereign returns to service following assimilation by the Borg. (STO mission: "First Contact Day")

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Calendar of publication and production[edit | edit source]

1950
Novelist A.C. Crispin is born.
1968
TOS episode: "I, Mudd" airs as a repeat.
1969
TOS comic: "Beware the Beast" continues with its second of four weekly installments in Joe 90: Top Secret #12.
1978
TOS comic: "The Peril of Planet Quick Change" is released in Portuguese in O Caminho das Estrelas #4.
1980
The 28th installment of TOS comic: "The Real McCoy" is published in daily newspapers by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.
1981
The 15th installment of TOS comic: "It's a Living" is published.
1982
The 36th installment of TOS comic: "The Wristwatch Plantation" is published.
1983
The 44th installment of TOS comic: "Send in the Clones" is published.
1993
TNG episode: "Lessons" airs (week of).
1997
DS9 episode: "Business as Usual" airs (week of).

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