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Saturday April 15, 2017

April 15: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1450
    Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
  • 1817
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1923
    Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  • 1927
    The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
  • 1935
    Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1942
    The George Cross is awarded to “to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders” by King George VI.
  • 1945
    The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
  • 1952
    The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
  • 1955
    McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1989
    Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People’s Republic of China.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1452
    Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (d. 1519)
  • 1875
    James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer (d. 1953)
  • 1902
    Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1952
    Sam McMurray, American actor
  • 1959
    Kevin Lowe, Canadian ice hockey player and general manager
  • 1972
    Arturo Gatti, Canadian boxer (d. 2009)
  • 1978
    Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Blu (rapper), American rapper and producer
  • 1984
    Ben Kasica, guitarist (Skillet)
  • 1985
    Amy Reid, German pornographic actress

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