April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2016 is the 106th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1071Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
- 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.
- 1817Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 1920Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.
- 1924Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
- 1935Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
- 1942The George Cross is awarded to “to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders” by King George VI.
- 1957White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
- 1986The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
- 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?
- 1552Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
- 1931Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish writer, poet and translator, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature
- 1944Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
- 1958Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
- 1971Jason Sehorn, American football player
- 1978Austin Aries, American wrestler
- 1980Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
- 1983Blu (rapper), American rapper and producer
- 1984Ben Kasica, guitarist (Skillet)
- 1991Daiki Arioka, Japanese actor & singer
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