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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1638Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
- 1755Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
- 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.
- 1912The British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two and a half hours after hitting an iceberg. 1,517 people are killed.
- 1923Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
- 1952The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
- 1955McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
- 1957White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
- 2002An 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?
- 1883Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
- 1889A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)
- 1917James Kee, American politician (d. 1989)
- 1920Richard von Weizsäcker, President of Germany
- 1923Robert DePugh, American anti-Communist activist (d. 2009)
- 1955Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
- 1958Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
- 1968Ed O'Brien, British musician (Radiohead)
- 1969Jimmy Waite, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
- 1992Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
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