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Saturday April 15, 2017

April 15: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1755
    Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
  • 1783
    Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
  • 1817
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 1896
    Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
  • 1900
    Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
  • 1920
    Two 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.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1923
    Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  • 1935
    Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940
    The Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1878
    Robert Walser, Swiss writer (d. 1956)
  • 1896
    Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1908
    Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1916
    Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • 1950
    Amy Wright, American actress
  • 1971
    Kate Harbour, English voice actress
  • 1974
    Danny Pino, American actor
  • 1974
    Douglas Spain, American actor
  • 1978
    Milton Bradley, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Ben Kasica, guitarist (Skillet)

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