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)
- 1632Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years’ War.
- 1738Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
- 1802William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
- 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.
- 1942The George Cross is awarded to “to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders” by King George VI.
- 1947Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
- 1958Walter O'Malley’s Los Angeles Dodgers host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.
- 1970During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
- 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)
- 1858Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (d. 1917)
- 1874George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
- 1892Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
- 1907Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ethologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
- 1952Glenn Shadix, American actor
- 1974Tim Thomas, American ice hockey player
- 1980Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish professional cyclist
- 1981Seth Wulsin, American artist
- 1992Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
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