April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2015 was the 105th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
April 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1450Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
- 1802William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 1923Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
- 1927The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
- 1935Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
- 1936First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
- 1952The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
- 1960At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
- 1994Representatives 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?
- 1489Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
- 1800James Clark Ross, English explorer (d. 1862)
- 1856Jean Moréas, Greek poet (d. 1910)
- 1927Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
- 1940Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
- 1944Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
- 1949Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
- 1953Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Greek politician
- 1978Austin Aries, American wrestler
- 1982Anthony Green, American musician
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