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Saturday April 15, 2017

April 15: Day of the Week

April 15, 2017 is the 105th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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

April 2017
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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.
  • 1638
    Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
  • 1892
    The General Electric Company is formed.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1923
    Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  • 1936
    First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
  • 1941
    In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
  • 1947
    Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
  • 1957
    White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
  • 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?

  • 1552
    Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
  • 1707
    Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (d. 1783)
  • 1856
    Jean Moréas, Greek poet (d. 1910)
  • 1924
    Sir Neville Marriner, English conductor
  • 1939
    Marty Wilde, British singer
  • 1947
    Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American writer and television producer
  • 1947
    Mike Chapman, British songwriter
  • 1980
    Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1986
    Tom Heaton, English footballer
  • 1992
    Richard Sandrak, American bodybuilder

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