April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2020 was the 106th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1738Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
- 1817Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 1896Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
- 1912The British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two and a half hours after hitting an iceberg. 1,517 people are killed.
- 1935Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
- 1936First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
- 1941In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
- 1952The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
- 1989Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People’s Republic of China.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1794Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
- 1874Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
- 1889A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)
- 1912Kim Il-sung, President of North Korea (d. 1994)
- 1930Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland
- 1933Roy Clark, American musician
- 1942Walt Hazzard, American basketball player
- 1947Woolly Wolstenholme, British musician
- 1974Danny Pino, American actor
- 1974Mike Quinn, American football player
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