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Thursday April 15, 2021

April 15: Day of the Week

April 15, 2021 was the 105th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

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April 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1638
    Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
  • 1715
    Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
  • 1817
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
  • 1955
    McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1957
    White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
  • 1970
    During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
  • 1979
    A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
  • 1989
    Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People’s Republic of China.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1794
    Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
  • 1858
    Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (d. 1917)
  • 1901
    Joe Davis, English snooker player (d. 1978)
  • 1956
    Michael Cooper, American basketball player
  • 1962
    Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
  • 1963
    Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • 1971
    Katy Hill, British television presenter
  • 1972
    Lou Romano, American voice actor
  • 1974
    Douglas Spain, American actor
  • 1978
    Tim Corcoran, American baseball player

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