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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1071
    Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1924
    Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • 1936
    First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
  • 1955
    McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1958
    Walter O'Malley’s Los Angeles Dodgers host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.
  • 1992
    The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1994
    Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization (effective January 1, 1995).

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1800
    James Clark Ross, English explorer (d. 1862)
  • 1892
    Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • 1933
    Jim Towers, English footballer (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Roy Clark, American musician
  • 1950
    Josiane Balasko, French actress, director and screenwriter
  • 1966
    Samantha Fox, English singer
  • 1971
    Katy Hill, British television presenter
  • 1972
    Lou Romano, American voice actor
  • 1976
    Susan Ward, American actress
  • 1983
    Alice Braga, Brazilian actress

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