April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2017 was the 105th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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April 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1632Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years’ War.
- 1802William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
- 1896Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
- 1921Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
- 1927The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
- 1935Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
- 1941In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
- 1952The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
- 1989Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People’s Republic of China.
- 1992The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1707Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (d. 1783)
- 1888Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
- 1939Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress
- 1942Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
- 1960Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist
- 1966Samantha Fox, English singer
- 1978Austin Aries, American wrestler
- 1982Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
- 1985Chris Cates, American baseball player
- 1990Emma Watson, English actress
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