April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2019 is the 105th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1802William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
- 1900Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
- 1920Two 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.
- 1941In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom killing one thousand people.
- 1947Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
- 1969The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
- 1970During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
- 1989Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, in the FA Cup Semi Final, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.
- 1992The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
- 2002An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1646King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
- 1841Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
- 1938Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
- 1940Woodie Fryman, American baseball player
- 1947Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
- 1952Glenn Shadix, American actor
- 1975Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
- 1978Austin Aries, American wrestler
- 1982Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
- 1984Ben Kasica, guitarist (Skillet)
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