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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)

  • 1071
    Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
  • 1450
    Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
  • 1755
    Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1923
    Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  • 1943
    An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
  • 1945
    The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
  • 1960
    At 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.
  • 1986
    The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
  • 2002
    An 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?

  • 1910
    Miguel Najdorf, Argentine chess grandmaster (d. 1997)
  • 1919
    Alberto Breccia, Uruguay-born Argentine comics artist and writer (d. 1993)
  • 1958
    Keith Acton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1959
    Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
  • 1969
    Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • 1980
    James Foster, English cricketer
  • 1981
    Seth Wulsin, American artist
  • 1983
    Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1992
    Richard Sandrak, American bodybuilder

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