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)
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 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.
- 1924Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
- 1927The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
- 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.
- 1943An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
- 1945The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
- 1979A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
- 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?
- 1469Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus (d. 1539)
- 1841Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
- 1886Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
- 1940Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics
- 1942Walt Hazzard, American basketball player
- 1948Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
- 1960Tony Jones, English snooker player
- 1980Raúl López, Spanish basketball player
- 1990Emma Watson, English actress
- 1992Richard Sandrak, American bodybuilder
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