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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)

  • 1802
    William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1935
    Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1936
    First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
  • 1942
    The George Cross is awarded to “to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders” by King George VI.
  • 1943
    An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
  • 1979
    A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1469
    Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus (d. 1539)
  • 1908
    Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1930
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
  • 1944
    Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
  • 1950
    Josiane Balasko, French actress, director and screenwriter
  • 1952
    Bengt Gingsjö, Swedish swimmer
  • 1963
    Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • 1967
    Frankie Poullain, British musician (The Darkness)
  • 1968
    Stacey Williams, American model
  • 1974
    Keith Malley, American comedian and podcaster (Keith and The Girl)

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