April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2021 is the 105th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 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.
- 1935Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
- 1940The Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.
- 1942The George Cross is awarded to “to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders” by King George VI.
- 1945The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
- 1947Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
- 1960At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
- 1994Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization (effective January 1, 1995).
Who were born on April 15?
- 1832Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
- 1902Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
- 1933Roy Clark, American musician
- 1940Robert Walker Jr., American actor
- 1955Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
- 1958Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
- 1962Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
- 1970Flex Alexander, American actor
- 1974Tim Thomas, American ice hockey player
- 1985John Danks, American baseball player
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