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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.
  • 1755
    Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
  • 1783
    Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
  • 1802
    William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1935
    Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940
    The Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.
  • 1941
    In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
  • 1945
    The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
  • 2002
    An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1793
    Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German astronomer (d. 1864)
  • 1800
    James Clark Ross, English explorer (d. 1862)
  • 1933
    Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1942
    Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
  • 1952
    Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian
  • 1954
    Seka, American pornographic actress
  • 1959
    Kevin Lowe, Canadian ice hockey player and general manager
  • 1977
    Brian Pothier, American ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
  • 1990
    Emma Watson, English actress

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