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Friday April 15, 2016

April 15: Day of the Week

April 15, 2016 was the 106th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

April 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1715
    Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
  • 1738
    Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
  • 1802
    William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
  • 1892
    The General Electric Company is formed.
  • 1912
    The British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two and a half hours after hitting an iceberg. 1,517 people are killed.
  • 1924
    Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • 1941
    In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
  • 1942
    The George Cross is awarded to “to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders” by King George VI.
  • 1945
    The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
  • 1947
    Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1646
    King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
  • 1741
    Charles Willson Peale, American painter, soldier and naturalist (d. 1827)
  • 1942
    Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    Pete Rouse, American White House Chief of Staff to President Obama
  • 1952
    Brian Muir, British sculptor and creator of Darth Vader
  • 1952
    Sam McMurray, American actor
  • 1958
    Memos Ioannou, Greek basketball player
  • 1967
    Dara Torres, American swimmer
  • 1991
    Daiki Arioka, Japanese actor & singer
  • 1992
    Richard Sandrak, American bodybuilder

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