April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2016 was the 106th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 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.
- 1632Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years’ War.
- 1638Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 1900Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
- 1947Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
- 1952The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
- 1957White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
- 1969The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
- 1979A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1710William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
- 1946Michael Tucci, American actor
- 1950Amy Wright, American actress
- 1950Josiane Balasko, French actress, director and screenwriter
- 1965Linda Perry, American musician
- 1972Arturo Gatti, Canadian boxer (d. 2009)
- 1980Willie Mason, Australian rugby league player
- 1983Martin Pedersen, Danish professional cyclist
- 1985John Danks, American baseball player
- 1992Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
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