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.
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)
- 1638Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
- 1715Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
- 1817Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 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.
- 1943An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
- 1955McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois
- 1957White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
- 1970During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.
- 1979A disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) occurs on Montenegro coast.
- 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)
- 1858Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (d. 1917)
- 1901Joe Davis, English snooker player (d. 1978)
- 1956Michael Cooper, American basketball player
- 1962Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi Bhangra singer
- 1963Bobby Pepper, American journalist
- 1971Katy Hill, British television presenter
- 1972Lou Romano, American voice actor
- 1974Douglas Spain, American actor
- 1978Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
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