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Wednesday April 15, 2015

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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April 2015

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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.
  • 1802
    William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
  • 1865
    Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
  • 1952
    The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
  • 1960
    At 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.
  • 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?

  • 1489
    Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
  • 1800
    James Clark Ross, English explorer (d. 1862)
  • 1856
    Jean Moréas, Greek poet (d. 1910)
  • 1927
    Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)
  • 1940
    Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
  • 1944
    Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
  • 1949
    Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
  • 1953
    Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Greek politician
  • 1978
    Austin Aries, American wrestler
  • 1982
    Anthony Green, American musician

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