April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2019 was the 105th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
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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.
- 1638Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
- 1738Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
- 1783Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
- 1802William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 1921Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
- 1943An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
- 1979A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
- 1992The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1469Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus (d. 1539)
- 1710William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
- 1896Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
- 1901Joe Davis, English snooker player (d. 1978)
- 1907Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ethologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
- 1922Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor
- 1930Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
- 1947Woolly Wolstenholme, British musician
- 1978Milton Bradley, American baseball player
- 1983Matt Cardle, British singer/songwriter
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