April 15: Day of the Week
April 15, 2017 was the 105th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 260 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1071Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
- 1638Tokugawa shogunate forces put down the Shimabara Rebellion when they retake Hara Castle from the rebels.
- 1783Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
- 1865Abraham Lincoln dies without regaining consciousness after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.
- 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.
- 1923Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
- 1924Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
- 1952The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
- 1969The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
- 1992The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Who were born on April 15?
- 1721Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English military leader (d. 1765)
- 1916Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
- 1917James Kee, American politician (d. 1989)
- 1921Georgi Beregovoi, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1995)
- 1939Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress
- 1944Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
- 1958Memos Ioannou, Greek basketball player
- 1969Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player
- 1978Austin Aries, American wrestler
- 1983Martin Pedersen, Danish professional cyclist
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